Pattern of Skin Disease Among Clients Attending Dermatologic Clinic at Finote Selam Hospital, West Gojjam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2017
American Journal of Health Research
Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017, Pages: 178-182
Received: Jun. 29, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 21, 2017; Published: Dec. 3, 2017
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Sintayehu Worku Aynalem, Department of Dermatology, Finote Selam Hospital, Finote Selam, Ethiopia
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Abstract
Background: Skin diseases and their complications are a significant burden on the health system of many nations. Skin problem account significant public health issue in developing countries and affects 20-30% of the general population. Pattern of skin diseases vary from region to region which are influenced by various factors and the consequent morbidities have a profound effect on individual and the community. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess the pattern of skin disease among clients attending dermatologic outpatient clinic at Finote Selam Hospital, West Gojjam Zone, Amhara Region, North West Ethiopia, 2017. Methods and Materials: Hospital based cross-sectional study was conducted and took all individuals during study period at Finote Selam Hospital dermatologic unit. Structured questionnaire was used for interviewing and data was collected using an interviewer administered questionnaire. The data was entered and analysis was done by SPSS version 16.0. Descriptive statistics was done. The magnitude of non infectious skin disease was 62%. The majorities 90 (29.5%) of skin diseases were eczema. Fungal infections 35 (11.5%) were the most common infectious skin problem. Farmers (25.8%) were the most affected group. Nearly two third (63.2%) of skin diseases were at urban. The magnitude of non infectious skin disease was relatively higher than infectious skin disease. Eczema was highly prevailing skin diseases. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment of skin disease, aware dermatologic disease for health professional, available necessary medication and Educate the patients to consult the health professionals when they have skin problem were recommended.
Keywords
Pattern of Skin Disease, Finote Selam Hospital, Infectious, Non Infectious Skin Disease
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Sintayehu Worku Aynalem, Pattern of Skin Disease Among Clients Attending Dermatologic Clinic at Finote Selam Hospital, West Gojjam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2017, American Journal of Health Research. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2017, pp. 178-182. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20170506.13
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