Vol. 12 - Num. 45
aPediatra. CS Zarracina. Gijón. Asturias. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla. Santander. Cantabria. España.
cPediatra. CS Puerta de la Villa. Gijón. Asturias. España.
dPediatra. CS Calzada-I. Gijón. Asturias. España.
Reference of this article: Menéndez Tuñón S, Sariego Jamardo A, Fernández Tejada ME, Fernández García N, López Vilar P, Meana Meana A. Dermatology consultations in Primary Care Pediatrics. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2010;12:41-52.
Published in Internet: 31-03-2010 - Visits: 18629
Consultations for dermatological problems are very common in pediatrics.
Material and methods: descriptive observational study along 2008, that analyzes dermatological causes of visits in Primary Care pediatrics; the main reasons for consultations were obtained, the rate of resolution in Primary Care was quantified and a list of dermatological processes was obtained as a guide oriented to pediatric dermatological formation.
Results: of 21,748 visits, 1,323 were due to dermatological conditions (6.1%). The diagnostic groups were: skin infections, dermatitis-eczema, urticaria, zoonosis, hair and nail disorders, pigmentation disorders and miscellaneous. The main causes of consultation were: dermatitis/eczema (33%), viral skin infections (26%), bacterial skin infections (10%) and zoonosis (9%); 75 children (5.7%) were referred to dermatologists.
Conclusions: most of pediatric dermatological conditions can be assessed in Primary Care as far as close collaboration with the dermatologist is provided for those situations that the clinical scenario demands.
Keywords● Atopic dermatitis ● Dermatologic conditions ● Primary care
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