Frequency of Childhood Dermatological Diseases: An Analysis of 8551 Cases


  • Kemal Özyurt
  • Salih Levent Çınar
  • Atıl Avcı

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2016;10(1):0-0


The epidemiology of dermatological diseases seen in pediatric age group is not only important in aspect of pediatric dermatology but also important in preventive health services. Retrospective and epidemiological studies on this topic, in Turkey, involved limited amount of patients. Changing social, environmental factors and developing health services made the repetition of the epidemiological studies meaningful.

Material and Methods:

The age, gender and diagnosis of 8551 patients who were younger than 17 years of age and admitted to our hospital’s out-patients’ clinic in the first half of 2013 were retrospectively analyzed using the data processing system of the hospital.


According to our results ,acne vulgaris(18,6%) was the most common disease followed by warts(17,6%), atopic dermatitis (9,1%), contact dermatitis (6,2%) and seborrheic dermatitis (4,7%). In infantil age group contact dermatitis, in pre-school and school age groups warts and in adolescent age group acne vulgaris was most commonly seen. In females acne vulgaris, in males warts were the leading diagnosis.


As a result our study, which seems to include the most numerous patients among all Turkish studies, has similar results to that of the previous retrospective ones in the literature. However our results are different when compared with previous prospective and epidemiological studies. As we think that the frequency of chidhood dermatological diseases is important both for pediatric dermatology and community health we esteem that the results of our study must be compared to other studies concerning our region.

Keywords: Pediatric dermatology, infant, pre-school, school, adolescent