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Title: Prevalence of skin diseases among students with disabilities in Mansoura, Egypt
Authors: Fathy, H.
El Mongy, S.
Baker, N.I.
Abdel Azim, Z.
El Gilany, A.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: Children with disabilities may be particularly susceptible to skin disorders, therefore the aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of skin disease among such children in Mansoura, Egypt. A total of 636 students with disabilities [76 blind, 446 deaf-mute and 114 mentally retarded] and 720 sex and age matched students [control] who did not have these disabilities were given a thorough dermatological examination. We found 89.5% of blind students, 99.3% of deaf students and 100% of mentally retarded students had 1 or more skin diseases [both infectious and non-infectious] in comparison to 24.2% of the control group. Strict hygienic measures, periodic skin examination and health education of persons caring for students with disabilities are recommended
Description: 416-424
Keywords: Blindness
Child, Preschool
Education, Special
Mental Retardation
Sex Distribution
Skin Diseases
Subject: Disabled Children
ISSN: 1020-3397
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Appears in Collections:EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)

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