Skin diseases are a major health problem in the paediatric age group and are associated with significant morbidity. The prevalence
of paediatric dermatoses in various parts of India has ranged from 8.7% to 35% in school-based surveys. Skin diseases in
the paediatric age group can be transitory or chronic and recurrent. The chronic dermatoses are associated with significant
morbidity and psychological impact. Paediatric dermatosis requires a separate view from adult dermatoses as there are important
differences in clinical presentation, treatment and prognosis. Dermatoses in children are more influenced by socio-economic
status, climatic exposure, dietary habits and external environment as compared to adults. Cutaneous infections are common in
children during school going years. Most of the cutaneous diseases which result from intrinsic genetic abnormalities also have
onset in the pediatric age-group. Various epidemiological studies have been undertaken across the world including India to study
the pattern of paediatric dermatoses. The epidemiological data in Indian studies is based on the pattern of pediatric dermatoses
in school going children in both urban and rural areas, and in tertiary care hospitals (medical colleges). We enumerate different
studies on the pattern of paediatric dermatosis, with special emphasis on the pattern in India.
Naveen KN has completed his MD at the age of 27 years from Rajiv Gandhi University. I am working as associate professor in SDM medical college.
I have published 14 papers in reputed journals and and 10 more are accepted for the publication. I have delivered lectures in various
and in dermatological meets. I have been writing articles in the leading local newspapers about common skin problems to educate
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