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TAF Prev Med Bull. 2005; 4(6): 313-320


THE FREQUENT SKIN DISEASES DIAGNOSED AT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Yeşim KAYMAK*, Bilal BAKIR.

Abstract
The incidence of some skin diseases are increasing at adolescent and early adulthood period. The most frequent disease at this period is acne vulgaris whereas fungal diseases, dermatitis, dermatosis which are due to stress and other reasons, oral mucosal lesions and herpetic lesions of perioral region are also frequent. In this research we aim to determine the frequent dermatologic diseases of university students and 147 female, 74 male, a total of 221 students are included. We questioned the dermatologic complaints of students, then examined dermatologically in detail and registered ages, sexes, findings of the dermatological examination and dermatological diagnostic informations. As a result it is found out that the most frequent diseases are acne vulgaris (34.1%), allergic and pruritic dermatosis (16.6%), fungal diseases ( 13.0%), and eritamatous-squamous disease (8.3%).

Key words: University students, skin diseases



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