Erythroderma is a rare skin disorder characterized by erythema and scaling. The present study aimed at recording cases of Erythroderma in the department.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in the department of Dermatology. It comprised of 52 cases of Erythroderma reported to the department. In all patients, epidemiological, clinical, laboratory and histological findings were recorded. The reason for the disease was recorded.
Results: Out of 52 patients, males were 32 and females were 20. Age group 11-20 years had 3, 21-30 years had 7, 31-40 years had 26, 41-50 years had 14 and 51-60 years had 2 cases. The difference was significant (P<0.05). Causes were drug induced I 16, atopic in 12, Erythtrodermic psoriasis in 10, idiopathic in 5, Mycosis fungoides in 4, Allergic contact dermatitis in 3 and lichen planus in 2. The difference was significant (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Most common cause was drug induced followed by a topic. Maximum cases were seen in age group 31-40 years.