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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 53-56

Dermatological diseases among patients with psychiatric disorders


1 Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Beni Suef, Egypt
2 Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Beni Suef, Egypt
3 Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Beni Suef, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Hisham Salah
MD Psychiatry Cairo University, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Beni Suef, 12572 Al-Remaya, Giza
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ejpsy.ejpsy_44_17

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Background Skin diseases and psychiatric disorders are related to each other. So, the aim of this research is to study the prevalence and distribution of skin diseases among patients with psychiatric disorders in Beni Suef Governorate. Patients and methods A total of 302 patients with psychiatric disorders attending the outpatient clinic of the Psychiatry Hospital in Beni Suef were assessed for psychiatric and dermatological diseases throughout the period between January 2016 and June 2016. Results Out of the 302 patients, 111 (36.7%) were diagnosed as schizophrenia, 91 (30.2%) with major depressive disorder, 36 (11.9%) with bipolar I disorder, 32 (10.6%) with obsessive compulsive disorder, and 32 (10.6%) with anxiety disorders. Of these patients, 267 (88.4%) had dermatological disorders and infectious dermatological disorders constituted 49.8% of the total skin diseases. Conclusion Skin diseases particularly those of infectious pattern were prevalent among patients with psychiatric disorders.


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