Epidemiological study of skin diseases in Himatnagar


  • Bhuvnesh Shah Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College, Himmatnagar, Gujarat, India
  • Keya Jayesh Sheth Skin Care Clinic, Surat, Gujarat, India




Prevalence, Fungal, Contact dermatitis, Acne epidemiology


Background: The aim of the study was to identify the prevalence of skin diseases in the peripheral area of North Gujarat, India.

Methods: It was retrograde OPD based study in which patients visiting skin department of GMERS, Himatnagar, were studied from 30 October 2017 to 30 October 2018.

Results: Total 15042 patients, male were 53% and female were 47%. Fungal infection was the most common infectious diseases (16.6%) and eczema was the most common non infectious diseases (12.77%). Contact dermatitis accounted (10.49%). Xerosis (8.19%) was the most common in the patients who were in their 5th and 6th decade of life.

Conclusions: Fungal infection was seen almost equally in male and female. Contact dermatitis was very common in females. Acne was seen predominantly in teenagers and adolescents due to hormonal changes.

Author Biography

Bhuvnesh Shah, Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College, Himmatnagar, Gujarat, India

Associate Professor and Head of Department, Skin and VD,

Government Medical college


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