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.