A Study On Neonatal Dermatosis In A Tertiary Care Hospital Of Western Uttar Pradesh, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Gagan Agarwal
Assistant Professor Pediatrics
Subharti Medical College
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 31, 2012; Accepted date: September 22, 2012; Published date: September 24, 2012
Citation: Agarwal G, Kumar V, Ahmad S, Goel K, Goel P, et al. (2012) A Study on Neonatal Dermatosis in a Tertiary Care Hospital of Western Uttar Pradesh India. J Community Med Health Educ 2:169. doi: 10.4172/2161-0711.1000169
Copyright: © 2012 Agarwal G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The aim of this study is to assess the frequency of both physiological and pathological cutaneous lesions in first seven days of life in a tertiary care hospital of western uttar pradesh. Overall 500 neonates either inborn or attending paediatric opd/ clinic and delivered in the hospital were included in the study. The study took 6 months, consent from parents of those neonates were taken. Clinical examination, dermatological examinations were carried out to check their eligibility to enter this study and to diagnose the skin lesions. Consultations to dermatologists were done in the beginning of the study, especially, in the doubtful cutaneous lesions. Skin lesions were present in 476 (95.2%) neonates. Of these 6O neonates (12%) have pathological lesions, 430(86%) had only physiological lesion, while 14 neonates (2.8%) had both physiological and pathological lesions. Of physiological lesions epstein pearls were most common (78%) second most common lesion was mongolion spots (65%), desquamation was seen in 52% cases, & milia (42%). Pathological lesions pustulosis was most common seen in 28% cases, second most common lesion was oral thrush (26%).