Shalini Sunderam, Santosh Kumar Soren, Sudipta Kumar Sinha, Vivek Kashyap


BACKGROUND: Healthy skin plays an important role in most people's self esteem. Every individual suffers from skin diseases at some point of
time during his lifetime. This study was conducted to know the socio-demographic profile and pattern of skin diseases in patients attending skin
outdoor in tertiary care hospital in Jharkhand.
METHODOLOGY: A hospital based cross sectional study was conducted for a period of three months using semi-structured questionnaire for
data collection. The patient was interviewed after taking consent.
RESULTS: A total of 1302 patients were included in our study. Female (53%) predominance was found with most common age group being 21-60
years. Majority were Hindus (57.6%), residing in rural area (79.7%) and married (60.2%). Most common skin disease found was allergic disorder
in 20% of people attending skin opd followed by fungal infections (18.4%). In fungal infection superficial dermatoses was most common and the
affected areas are trunk and groin called Tinea corporis (30.5%) and tinea cruris (22.5%) respectively.
CONCLUSION: The study reveals that the people in this region are more prone to skin disease and the incidence of skin disease among females
was more. The majority of the patients fall under the adult category. We found that allergic skin disease and skin infections were more common in
this location


Skin disease, Pattern, Hospital, Dermatoses.

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