Author(s): Kuruvila M, Shaikh MI, Kumar P
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Abstract The present paper studies the pattern of dermatoses among 225 inmates of a jail, over a period of 6 months (Feb- July' 99). 63.6\% inmates screened had dermatoses. Among those with dermatoses 63.3\% were infectious and 36.4\% were non-infectious. Among the infections, fungal infections (51.3\%) constituted the maximum. Pediculosis copitis was found in 6.6\% of inmates. in the non-infectious group, pigmentary changes (21\%) and dandruff (21\%) were noted. Overcrowding prevalent in jail (73\% excess inmates) could be contributory factor for the high incidence of infections.
This article was published in Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research