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Inpatient Dermatology: A Reterospective Analysis of Admitted Patients in Dermatology Department Services Hospital, Lahore

Objective: Dermatology is primarily considered an outpatient based allied specialty of medicine in which significant number of patients require hospitalization to control disease and this improves their quality of life. Methods: A retrospective analysis of admitted patients in dermatology department of services institute of medical sciences/services hospital Lahore was done from 2016-2022. Dermatological diseases were categorized into respective groups. Demographic data; patient identifier number; date of admission; date of discharge, length of hospital stay and final diagnosis were considered. All data was converted into excel sheet. Mean and standard deviation was calculated for quantitative variables, frequency and percentages were calculated for qualitative variables. Data was analyzed in SPSS version 25.0. Results: A total number of 1467 patients admitted including 925 (63.05%) male and 542 (36.95%) female. Most common age bracket was 21-40 years and 41-60 years admitted over these years. Male patients dominated female patients throughout. We have recorded psoriasis (78.75%) as the most common reason for admission followed by erythroderma due to psoriasis (44.30%), SJS/TEN (49.24%), systemic lupus erythematosus (36.84 %) and pemphigus vulgaris (33.79%). Conclusion: Dermatology is an important medical allied specialty which not only shares a major burden of outpatient but a significant number of patients require hospitalization foe extensive management. This indoor admission not only enhances the clinical acumen of dermatology residents but increases the scope of interspeciality training. Further large scale multicentric studies are recommended to estimate the hospital disease burden of skin patients.

Inpatient, Dermatology, Services Hospital, Quality of Life, Admission, Skin Diseases, Epidemiology, Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases

APA Style

Saadiya Siddiqui, Faria Altaf, Ayesha Chatta, Shahbaz Aman, Saelah Btool. (2023). Inpatient Dermatology: A Reterospective Analysis of Admitted Patients in Dermatology Department Services Hospital, Lahore. Science Journal of Clinical Medicine, 12(3), 37-41. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.sjcm.20231203.12

ACS Style

Saadiya Siddiqui; Faria Altaf; Ayesha Chatta; Shahbaz Aman; Saelah Btool. Inpatient Dermatology: A Reterospective Analysis of Admitted Patients in Dermatology Department Services Hospital, Lahore. Sci. J. Clin. Med. 2023, 12(3), 37-41. doi: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20231203.12

AMA Style

Saadiya Siddiqui, Faria Altaf, Ayesha Chatta, Shahbaz Aman, Saelah Btool. Inpatient Dermatology: A Reterospective Analysis of Admitted Patients in Dermatology Department Services Hospital, Lahore. Sci J Clin Med. 2023;12(3):37-41. doi: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20231203.12

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