A study based on the evaluation of skin infection prevalence among male children of the primary section in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, found there was an increasing prevalence of 12.9% nevi, 11% head-lice, 8% pityriasis alba
and 6.1% alopecia.17 The prevalence rate was similar to the present study (2.9% each) concerning acne vulgaris and warts.
PMH must be distinguished from some of its clinical mimickers, including vitiligo, hypopigmented mycosis fungoides, tinea versicolor, and pityriasis alba
. Potassium hydroxide preparations can be performed in the office to evaluate for tinea versicolor.
A dermatologist was consulted, and then, pityriasis alba
, reactive dermatitis, and zinc deficiency were suspected.
The diseases which we came across and included in our study are Vitiligo, Pityriasis versicolor, Pityriasis alba
, Nevus anemicus, Nevus depigmentosus, Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, Atopic dermatitis, Tinea incognito and Seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Out of eczema group, seborrheic dermatitis was seen in 41 (51.9%) patients, contact dermatitis in 12 (15.2%) patients, pityriasis alba
in 12 (15.2%) patients, atopic dermatitis in 8 (10.1%) patients, and diaper dermatitis in 6 (7.6%) patients.
Contact dermatitis, which includes irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and diaper dermatitis was observed with a rate of 11.43% among all diseases, whereas seborrheic dermatitis and pityriasis alba
were observed with rates of 4.30% and 2.21%, respectively.
'Eela' is a generic Yoruba word used for a broad spectrum of chronic childhood skin diseases associated with dry, scaly, white red patches such as infantile seborrheic dermatitis/eczema, atopic dermatitis/ eczema, pityriasis alba
or even leprosy.
is commonly seen in individuals with dark skin, although it may occur in these patients in the absence of AD.