versicolor 2 Tonsillitis 1 Moniliasis 2 Hypertension 1 Scabies 1 Varicose veins 1 Phrynoderma
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Digitate keratosis is a clinical finding that can be either acquired or inherited and is present in several disorders of keratinization, including multiple minute digitate hyperkeratosis (MMDH), lichen spinulosus, phrynoderma
, spiny keratoderma, arsenical keratosis, multiple filiform verrucae, postirradiation digitate keratosis, trichodysplasia spinulosa, and hyperkeratotic spicules (1).
Essential fatty acid deficiency in the form of phrynoderma was observed in total 123 (14.2%) children and almost equal distribution was observed in females (62, 14.3%) and males (61, 14.1%).
et al children had night blindness in 35.9%, xerosis conjunctiva in 9.2%, Bitot's spots in 14.2%, nasolabial dyssebacea in 6.8%, angular stomatitis in 6.8%, cheilosis in 8.7% red and raw tongue in 1.6%, pellagrous dermatosis in 13.3%, bleeding gums in 15.2%, ecchymoses in 6.1%, lack of lustre of hair in 26.5%, thinness and sparseness of hair in 24.3%, prevalence of anaemia in children was 34%, 15.9% children had phrynoderma  In Rema N et al prevalence of anaemia in boys was 44.08% and in girls was 52.21%, prevalence of vitamin A deficiency in boys was 5.65% and in girls was 8.64%.
The common skin morbidities among the children in the present study were Pytiriasis simplex capilliti (27%), acne vulgaris (22%), Pediculosis capitis (18%), Pytiriasis alba (14%), scabies (11%), mosquito bite allergy (3%), phrynoderma
(1%), Tinea versicolor (1%).
INTRODUCTION: Phrynoderma is a form of follicular hyperkeratosis that is associated with nutritional deficiencies.
(1,3) Phrynoderma is believed to be a manifestation of severe malnutrition, and the clinical picture typically improves with enhanced nutritional status.
Phrynoderma may occur as a result of malabsorption due to surgical or medical causes, such as small-bowel bypass surgery, colectomy and pancreatic insufficiency, which are more commonly seen in developed countries.
Therefore in the present study of 100 patients of Phrynoderma, clinical presentation/ therapeutic response/ histopathological features were noted.
INCIDENCE: Total no of patients screened was 22223 (OPD patients and in-patients during the study period) out of which, 100 patients were diagnosed with Phrynoderma. So, in the present study, the incidence of Phrynoderma patients cases was 0.45% ,which is less compared to other studies, where it was found to be 1.3%, 3% and 5%.6-8 This is because the incidence of Phrynoderma varies depending on the ethnic groups, geographic and environmental conditions.
(8,9) Therefore, it does not seem likely that there is any inherent difference between the sexes in development of Phrynoderma.