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Volume 5 Issue 3 (March, 2017)

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STUDY OF SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC DETAILS OF VERRUCA VULGARIS PATIENTS- AN INSTITUTIONAL BASED STUDY
Sumit Kaur, Sumir Kumar, B.K.Brar, Sukhmani Kaur Brar

Background: Verruca vulgaris (cutaneous warts) is a common skin problem. These are benign epithelial proliferations caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and often affects the hands and feet.Aim of the present study was to evaluate the  socio-demographic details of  VERRUCA VULGARIS patients of Faridkot Punjab. Material and Methods: The study was Conducted in the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot. Diagnosis was made on the basis of clinical examination. Firm, papular lesions with rough horny surface without pedicle and rounded lesions, sharply defined with a rough keratotic surface, surrounded by a smooth collar of thickened horn were considered for the present study. Result:Most of the patients were working professionals (60%) and from Urban  areas (77.5% of the total).Hands were the most common site of involvement. Mean number of verrucae was found to be 13.90. Conclusion: There is a need to create awareness regarding cure of the disease so that among rural population so that they can approach the health care centers for various treatment procedures. Maximum patients (37.5%) had disease since 6-11 months. Mean duration of disease was found to be 13.72 months.

Keywords-Socio-demographic; Verruca vulgaris; Occupational

 
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