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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
RAPOSO, Adriana Andrade; SCHETTINI, Antônio Pedro Mendes; SARDINHA, José Carlos Gomes and PEDROSA, Valderiza Lourenço. Nosological profile in a dermatology referral center in the state of Amazonas -Brazil. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.3, pp.463-468. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000300007.
BACKGROUNDS: Fundaments: Skin diseases are associated wih high morbidity, low mortality and low rate of hospitalization. However, they can cause considerable interference in physical and emotional well-being of the individual. Several of them reach large population, requiring specific interventions for their control. OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency of skin disease diagnosed in the dermatology service in Manaus, capital of Amazonas State. METHODS: We collected data on registered sex, age, origin and diagnostics for the first consultation of patients attended between January 2000 and December 2007. RESULTS: Of the 56.024 recorded visits, we obtained 56.720 cases of dermatological diagnoses, being the most common sexually transmitted diseases (25,12%), allergic skin disesases (14,03%), unspecified dermatoses (13,01%), leprosy (6,34%) and acne, seborrhea and related diseases (5,05%). The frequency was similar for both sexes, aged 20-29 years predominated and Manaus the origin most reported. CONCLUSIONS: The pattern of skin diseases identified in this study may serve as a baseline to managers of health system in the region develop strategies for prevention and control of dermatoses, with emphasis on sexually transmitted diseases, allergic skin diseases, leprosy and acne
Keywords : Dermatology; Epidemiology; Sexually transmitted diseases; Skin; Skin diseases.