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International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part B

Clinico-epidemiological study of pyodermas at a tertiary health center in North Karnataka
Author(s)
Dr. Sridevi Patil C, Dr. T Suresh, Dr. Chidambara Murthy and Dr. Shankargouda Ireddy
Abstract
Background: Pyoderma is defined as skin infection mainly caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes or both.
Aim: This study conducted from January 2017 to December 2017, aimed at analyzing the magnitude and clinical patterns of pyodermas.
Materials and Methods: A total of 500 patients who attended dermatology department at VIMS hospital with pyoderma were included in the study.
Statistical Analysis: Data was analyzed by SPSS Version 20.0 software.
Results: The incidence of pyoderma was 1.60%. The highest rate of pyodermas were seen in the age group of 16-25 years (95, 19%). Males outnumbered females. Lower limb was the most commonly affected site (217, 43.4%). Diabetes mellitus was the most common associated co-morbidity (67, 13.4%). Primary pyodermas outnumbered secondary. Furunculosis and infected eczema were the most common diagnosis among primary and secondary pyoderma respectively.
Conclusion: Pyodermas have been a major cause of morbidity since time immemorial. Such studies help to assess the changing clinical trends in pyodermas.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sridevi Patil C, Dr. T Suresh, Dr. Chidambara Murthy, Dr. Shankargouda Ireddy. Clinico-epidemiological study of pyodermas at a tertiary health center in North Karnataka. Int J Dermatol Venereology Leprosy Sci 2021;4(1):103-106. DOI: 10.33545/26649411.2021.v4.i1b.76
International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences