Nwoba victor Ronald

Nwoba victor Ronald

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS), Nigeria

Title: Dermatopathology in the Diagnosis of Skin Diseases linked to public places (markets, churches and mosques) in the Tropics


Nwoba Victor Ronald holds a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS) from Ebonyi State University and also a Postgraduate Student of the same University. He is engaged in the Department of Histopathology Federal Medical Centre Bida, Niger State and also has a special interest in gynecological cytology.



BACKGROUND: In the tropics, skin disease easily spread since there are more tendencies to communal lives in the developing tropical countries. This constitutes a serious challenge to their health systems. Dermatoses are predominantly seen.

DIAGNOSTICS: Dermatopathology plays a significant role in diagnosing these skin diseases such as fungal infection, leprosy, leishmaniasis etc.

Dermatopathology in its analysis presents a differential diagnosis of infectious and non infectious inflammatory disease of the skin.

CONCLUSION: It is always difficult to perform dermatopathologic analysis of people in the public places (mosques, churches and market) for religious reasons since people who are at these places could be noncompliant. Therefore, there should be better awareness campaign to enlighten the public, development of standard laboratories and training of more drematopathologist to face these challenges.