A descriptive epidemiologic study of pediatric dermatoses in the Kyonggi-do Ansan area over a five-year period (1998-2002)

Ho Sup Lee, Il-Hwan Kim

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Abstract

Background: Pediatric dermatoses can be regarded as a different disease because a child's skin differs from an adult's skin in many aspects. Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the distribution of pediatric dermatoses in the Kyonggi-do Ansan area and to compare the results with previous reports. Methods: New patients under 15 years of age who visited Korea University Ansan hospital from 1998 to 2002 were reviewed using their clinical records. Results: The study results are summarized as follows; 1. Among the 25,839 new patients, 7,255 (28.1%) were pediatric patients with a male to female ratio of 1:1.12. 2. In the age distribution, the number of patients decreased with increasing age. 3. The Peak incidence occurred in August, July and January in decreasing order. The incidence was more prominent in summer and winter. 4. The ten most common dermatoses were atopic dermatitis, viral wart, contact dermatitis, urticaria, molluscum contagiosum, dermatophytosis, vitiligo, hemangioma, nevocellular nevus, and acne in decreasing order. 5. In the annual distribution, dermatoses showing an increasing tendency were identified as atopic dermatitis, viral wart and acne, whereas dermatophytosis showed a decreasing tendency. Conclusion: Compared to previously published reports, the distribution of dermatoses was different and the proportion of pediatric patients had decreased according to the reduction of the pediatric population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-434
Number of pages9
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume42
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 1

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Skin Diseases
Epidemiologic Studies
Pediatrics
Tinea
Warts
Acne Vulgaris
Atopic Dermatitis
Molluscum Contagiosum
Skin
Vitiligo
Nevus
Contact Dermatitis
Incidence
Age Distribution
Urticaria
Hemangioma
Korea
Population

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Pediatric dermatoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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A descriptive epidemiologic study of pediatric dermatoses in the Kyonggi-do Ansan area over a five-year period (1998-2002). / Lee, Ho Sup; Kim, Il-Hwan.

In: Korean Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 42, No. 4, 01.04.2004, p. 426-434.

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