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CABALLERO ORTIZ, Valentín et al. Tinea corporis in Venezuelan patients attended in the Dermatology Department from the Comprehensive Diagnosis Center. MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.6, pp.914-919. ISSN 1029-3019.

A longitudinal and prospective study was conducted in 2 340 patients with Tinea corporis that went to the Dermatology Department from "El Bajo" Comprehensive Diagnosis Center of San Francisco municipality (Venezuela), from January to December 2010, with the purpose of determining the characteristics of the disease in these patients, which was the second leading cause of dermatological morbidity in the series. Male sex, the age group of 20-29 years, the hips as the most affected anatomical site, single lesions and lesions of defined edges prevailed. Despite the different epidemiological health measures undertaken, tinea corporis is still a health problem, therefore educational interventions must be implemented in all Venezuelan population, so that the risk factors for infection are modified.

Keywords : Tinea corporis; dermatology department; Comprehensive Diagnosis Center; Venezuela.

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