Published: 2019-01-25

A clinical study of facial dermatoses

Pradeep Vittal Bhagwat, Mary Zothanpuii Chhangte, Chandramohan Kudligi


Background: The attractiveness of the human body has always been an important issue in the fields of sociology, psychology, psychiatry and also in the field of dermatology. Because in most societies the face is usually a body part that is visible, imperfections of its skin is also visible, therefore its flawed appearance bears the potential to become a source of misery to some. The objective of the study was to study the various dermatological conditions affecting the face.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 200 patients with facial dermatoses during the period Dec-2014 to May-2016. Patients belonging to age group 12 years and above and both sexes were randomly selected and included in the study after taking their consent.

Results: Out of the facial dermatoses, 75 patients had infections of the face comprising 37% of the total facial dermatoses with tinea faciei being the most common individual facial skin condition comprising 18%. Skin tumors and cysts and miscellaneous conditions of the face comprised 15% each of the total facial dermatoses. This was followed by contact dermatitis (9%), photodermatoses (8.5%), Rosacea in 5.5% of patients, Nevi in 5% of patients and pigmentary disorders being the least common facial dermatoses comprising 4.5%.

Conclusions: It is worthwhile to take note of the special nature of facial skin and the disorders that affect it.


Facial dermatoses, Tinea faciei, Clinical study

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