Pattern of Children Hospitalization in a Tropical Dermatology Department: Case of the Teaching Hospital of Conakry.
While the existence of specialized pediatric dermatology consultation has provided data on
children in developed countries, the situation remains quite different in resource-limited countries where skin disorders are among the five most common causes of morbidity.
In these countries, which have few dermatologists, there is a low coverage in dermatological care,
especially in children with special characteristics in all medical specialties.
These dermatologic conditions are in marked increase and remarkably varied since
the advent of HIV infection. They may occur at all stages of the infection, with varying frequency
depending on their nature and, for some of them, are more likely to indicate HIV infection.
Kiprono et al reported in a study in northern Tanzania, an HIV prevalence of 5.8% in children with skin diseases.
To date, no data concerning the reasons for hospitalization of children in dermatological settings are available in
However, the existence of data on this subject can provide a basis for effective planning
of preventive measures in a context of low socioeconomic level such as ours. The objective of this work was therefore to document
the different reasons for hospitalization of children in the Dermatology-Venereology Department of the Teaching Hospital of Conakry.
his monocentric, retrospective study was conducted during the period of January 2000 to December 31, 2014 in the Dermatology and Venereology Department of the Teaching Hospital of Conakry.
This was a of the records of patients aged less than or equal to 18 years hospitalized in the Department of Dermatology and Venereology.
Dermatol Open J. 2017; 2(2): 41-45. doi: 10.17140/DRMTOJ-2-127