Frequency of Viral Skin Infections in Turkish Children


  • Fadime Kılınç
  • Ayşe Akbaş
  • İbrahim Yakut
  • Ahmet Metin

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2015;9(2):0-0


Studies on this field have shown that dermatological diseases are prevalent in developing countries and infections head on the most common ones’ list. In this study, we aimed to assess the prevalence of skin infections, especially viral skin infections apprised as more frequently seen in our area. Presenting the frequency of these diseases has an important role because of being avoidable by the help of protective medicine and public health services.

Material and Methods:

Under 16 years of age 2815 pediatric patients admitted a dermatology policlinic in Ankara, examined and assessed prospectively and researchy.


It was determined that 607 patients (21,6 %) of the population diagnosed as dermatological infections. Viral dermatological infection was the most prevalent (n=402, 66,2 %), followed by fungal infection (n=97, 16,1 %), bacterial infection (n=97, 16 %) and infestation (n=10, 1,6%). As you have seen in the findings, viral skin infections are significantly more prevalent. Warts were the most frequent seen viral infections (n=245, 60,9 %). 74,7 % of the warts constituted verruca vulgaris. The second common viral skin infection was mollosqum contagiosum (n=72, 17,9 %), followed by herpes simplex infection (n=26, 6,5 %).


Viral skin diseases are detected of the second most common skin disease in our country. Because the infections can be prevented form, the frequency of the diseases can be reduce by training.

Keywords: Child, skin infection, viral infection