Pattern of skin diseases among nurses of Cumilla medical college hospital, Cumilla, Bangladesh
Hoq AJMS, Sultana F, MJ Abedin, GM Matiur Rahman
Introduction: The pattern of skin diseases differs from one country to another and crosswise diverse parts within the same country. There was not any specific data regarding the pattern of skin diseases of any specific community of Cumilla Medical College Hospital, Cumilla, Bangladesh. Aim of the study: The aim of this study was to determine the pattern of skin disease among the nurses of Cumilla Medical College Hospital, Cumilla, Bangladesh. Material & Methods: This was a retrospective type of study and it was conducted in the Department of Dermatology of Cumilla Medical College, Cumilla, Bangladesh during the period from January 2018 to December 2018. A total number of 302 nurses of the mentioned hospital were selected as the study population. Among them 26 patients were male and 276 patients were female. The skin diseases were grouped into specific skin diseases and non-specific skin diseases. Results: In this study in infective diseases frequency we found majority 35 (11.59%) patients were with infected scabies. Then tinea infection in 33 (10.93%), pityriasis versicolor in 6 (1.99%), candidiasis in 3 (0.99%), pyoderma in 12 (3.97%), herpes zoster in 4 (1.32%), chicken pox in 3 (0.99%), herpes simplex in 4 (1.32%), warts in 6 (1.99%), TB skin in 1 (0.33%) and STD in 7 (2.32%). On the other hand, according to type of non-infective disease frequency we found Eczema emerged as the commonest group of disorders which was found in 36 (11.92%). Then vitiligo in 6 (1.99%), melasma in 5 (1.66%), psoriasis in 12 (3.97%), lichen planus in 5 (1.66%), alopecia in 7 (2.32%), acne vulgaris in 27 (8.94%), urticarial in 21 (6.95%) photosensitivity in 1 (0.33%), drug eruptions in 5 (1.66%), chronic bullous disease in 3 (0.99%), ichthyosis in 6 (1.99%), nevoid disorder in 9 (2.98%), connective tissue disease in 3 (0.99%) and miscellaneous in 42 (13.91%). Conclusion: Among the infectious diseases we found most of the infective cases were with scabies and tinea infection. On the other hand, most of the non-infective cases were found with eczema only. These findings may be helpful for further studies.
Hoq AJMS, Sultana F, MJ Abedin, GM Matiur Rahman. Pattern of skin diseases among nurses of Cumilla medical college hospital, Cumilla, Bangladesh. International Journal of Nursing and Health Research, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 31-35