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Cutaneous disorders in the "bairro Inhamudima" of Beira, Mozambique.
Int J Dermatol 2007; 46 Suppl 2:35-8IJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

There are no reliable data on the prevalence of skin diseases in Mozambique.

AIM

To address this issue and to apply the findings to the dermatology teaching program at the Universidade Católica de Moçambique.

METHODS

Medical students attempted to identify the most common skin disorders in the "bairro Inhamudima" of Beira, Mozambique by conducting a population survey. During a 3-month period, the students visited families in a slum area. Information on gender, age, human immunodeficiency virus status, cutaneous abnormalities, diagnosis, treatment, and clinical course was recorded.

RESULTS

Eleven per cent of the study population suffered from cutaneous disease. More than half the patients (57%) sought medical assistance, but 39% could not be diagnosed by the medical students. The most common disorder was scabies. Other problems included fungal infections, viral infections, allergies, and dermatitis with or without secondary bacterial infection.

CONCLUSIONS

There is a major dermatologic need in the slum areas of Beira, Mozambique. The dermatology teaching program should pay particular attention to training in the diagnosis and management of infections and infestations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Medical Center, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17958629

Citation

Chhaganlal, Kajal, et al. "Cutaneous Disorders in the "bairro Inhamudima" of Beira, Mozambique." International Journal of Dermatology, vol. 46 Suppl 2, 2007, pp. 35-8.
Chhaganlal K, van Jaarsveld I, Hoffmann K, et al. Cutaneous disorders in the "bairro Inhamudima" of Beira, Mozambique. Int J Dermatol. 2007;46 Suppl 2:35-8.
Chhaganlal, K., van Jaarsveld, I., Hoffmann, K., Ramos, M. I., Krober, M., & de Hoop, D. (2007). Cutaneous disorders in the "bairro Inhamudima" of Beira, Mozambique. International Journal of Dermatology, 46 Suppl 2, pp. 35-8.
Chhaganlal K, et al. Cutaneous Disorders in the "bairro Inhamudima" of Beira, Mozambique. Int J Dermatol. 2007;46 Suppl 2:35-8. PubMed PMID: 17958629.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cutaneous disorders in the "bairro Inhamudima" of Beira, Mozambique. AU - Chhaganlal,Kajal, AU - van Jaarsveld,Inge, AU - Hoffmann,Kristina, AU - Ramos,Maria Isabel, AU - Krober,Monique, AU - de Hoop,Dirk, PY - 2007/12/6/pubmed PY - 2008/3/6/medline PY - 2007/12/6/entrez SP - 35 EP - 8 JF - International journal of dermatology JO - Int. J. Dermatol. VL - 46 Suppl 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: There are no reliable data on the prevalence of skin diseases in Mozambique. AIM: To address this issue and to apply the findings to the dermatology teaching program at the Universidade Católica de Moçambique. METHODS: Medical students attempted to identify the most common skin disorders in the "bairro Inhamudima" of Beira, Mozambique by conducting a population survey. During a 3-month period, the students visited families in a slum area. Information on gender, age, human immunodeficiency virus status, cutaneous abnormalities, diagnosis, treatment, and clinical course was recorded. RESULTS: Eleven per cent of the study population suffered from cutaneous disease. More than half the patients (57%) sought medical assistance, but 39% could not be diagnosed by the medical students. The most common disorder was scabies. Other problems included fungal infections, viral infections, allergies, and dermatitis with or without secondary bacterial infection. CONCLUSIONS: There is a major dermatologic need in the slum areas of Beira, Mozambique. The dermatology teaching program should pay particular attention to training in the diagnosis and management of infections and infestations. SN - 0011-9059 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17958629/Cutaneous_disorders_in_the_"bairro_Inhamudima"_of_Beira_Mozambique_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-4632.2007.03482.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -