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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 1, May 2014 pp 45-50

Research Article

Histopathological Pattern of Skin Diseases in a Teaching Hospital Puducherry


Sandhya Panjeta Gulia1, Swati Anil Wadhai2, Lavanya M 3, Roshni Menon4, Madhusudan Chaudhary5, SP Arun Kumar6

{1Associate Professor, 3Assistant Professor, 5,6Professor, Department of Pathology} {4Professor, Department of DVL}

Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Ariyur 605102, Pondicherry, INDIA.

2Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Aims: This study is conducted to study the prevalence of various skin lesions attending the outpatient department of dermatology over a period of one year dec2012-dec2013. Materials and Methods: A total of 125 cases of skin lesions for over a year were taken for the study. Diagnosis was confirmed by histopathological examination with Hand E stain. Special stains were done wherever required. Results : Out of 125 cases, 30(24%)were reported under the category of non-infectious erythematous papulosquamous diseases, 20(16%) cases of leucocytoclasticvasculitis, 6(4.8%) cases of vesiculobullous and vesiculopustular diseases, 15 (12%)cases were reported as connective tissue disorders amongst which morphea, 12(9.6%)was the commonest, granuloma annulare 1 case(0.8%), erythema nodosum 2 (1.6%), 5(4%) cases of cutaneous drug toxicities, infectious etiology was reported in 15(12%) cases, pigmentary disorders of the skin was reported in 5(4%), 2(1.6%) cases of tumors arising from epidermal appendages, 5(4.0%) cases of tumors and cysts of epidermis and miscellaneous category,15(12%) cases. Conclusion : Among skin infections papulosquamous lesions were more common in our region with psoriasis being the most common lesion.