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The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp 106–109 | Cite as

Incidence of skin disesaes in children in the district of bankura

  • S. K. Koley
  • M. K. Sen
  • S. N. Sengupta
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Summary

An analysis of the prevalence of skin diseases among children in Bankura and its neighbourhood is presented. This study is unique in that it was carried out among a predominantly rural population and thus reflected rural health in the western part of West Bengal. There was a high incidence of skin diseases among children. The unusually high incidence of pyoderma and parasitosis points to the lack of personal hygiene and education. With better education and social training, most of these diseases could be prevented.

Keywords

Leprosy Lichen Planus Personal Hygiene Alopecia Areata Scabies 
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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Koley
    • 1
  • M. K. Sen
    • 1
  • S. N. Sengupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineB.S. Medical College and HospitalBankura

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