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Original Research Article

Year: 2019 | Month: April | Volume: 6 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 35-37

Communicable Skin Infections among Patients Attending Government Medical College in North Kashmir

Kouser Lone1, Parvaiz Anwar Rather2, Amjid Ali3

1MD PSM, Assistant Professor Epidemiology, Department of PSM, Government Medical College Baramulla, J&K India
2MD Dermatology, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, GMC Baramulla J&K India.
3DDVD, Senior Resident, Department of Dermatology, GMC Baramulla, J&K India

Corresponding Author: Parvaiz Anwar Rather


Background: Many communicable diseases affect skin primarily and are easily transmitted from person to person. The knowledge of burden of such disease in the community can help to promote the preventive strategies and thus help to prevent further transmission.
Methods: This was a hospital bases cross sectional study done in Government Medical College Hospital in North Kashmir.
Results: Around one third of the patients were clinically diagnosed with communicable skin infections/infestations. Most common being Scabies and Tinea, followed by Herpes infection.
Conclusion: Majority of the communicable skin infection were those which are associated with lack of personal and environmental hygiene.

Key words: Communicable skin disease, Scabies, Tinea, Herpes infection

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