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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

A cross sectional study of periorbital dermatoses in a tertiary care hospital in South India

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Author Details : Monisha Shetty*, Sowmya

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2018

Article Page : 297-301

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Introduction: Periorbital dermatoses are the dermatological manifestations of the area around the eye excluding eyelid. It greatly affects quality of life. As there is lack of adequate data about frequency and distribution of periorbital dermatoses, there is need for studies to be conducted to study clinical patterns of periorbital dermatoses. Aesthetic facial concerns have been the main reason for dermatological consults in the last few years, one among which is the periorbital dermatoses.
Methodology: It was a hospital based cross sectional study of 75 patients, attending Dermatology OPD in a tertiary care hospital, with complains of periorbital dermatoses. Detailed history, general physical, and detailed cutaneous examination was done in all patients included in the study. Clinical tests, routine haematological investigations & skin biopsy were performed in relevant cases.
Results and Discussion: Among 75 patients, common dermatological condition distributed in the periorbital  region was periorbital tumors 26 patients(34.7%), pigmentary disorders 18(24%) ,dermatitis 18(24%) infections 7(9.33%) and miscellaneous 6(8%). Among all seborrheic keratosis and periorbital hyperpigmentation were observed to be the commonest conditions in our study.
Conclusion: Certain periorbital dermatoses are heralding features of underlying systemic disease, so it helps in early diagnosis and treatment of underlying condition. In our study periorbital tumours were the commonest dermatoses seen.

Keywords: Dermatoses, Periorbital, Hyperpigmentation, Tumors.

Doi : 10.18231/2581-4729.2018.0062

How to cite : Shetty M , Sowmya, A cross sectional study of periorbital dermatoses in a tertiary care hospital in South India. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2018;4(4):297-301

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