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House Wife Dermatoses among Females Working in Baghdad Teaching Hospital

Authors: Inas K. Sharquie --- Wisam S. AL-Douri
Journal: IRAQI JOURNALOF COMMUNITY MEDICINE المجلة العراقية لطب المجتمع ISSN: 16845382 Year: 2007 Volume: 20 Issue: 1 Pages: 88-90
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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Abstract:Background: House wife dermatoses are a common disabling problem among Iraqi females.Objective: The aim of the study is to shed light on the house wife dermatoses and their frequency in Iraqi patients.Patients & Methods: One hundred eighty five females working in Baghdad Teaching Hospital, their ages ranged from 17-54 years, were enrolled in this work. A full history and clinical assessment were performed for each women with problems related to house wife dermatoses.Results: One hundred eighty five females enrolled in this study. Their ages ranged from 17-54 years with a mean age ± SD of 28.63± 10.47 years. The result showed that one hundred ten (59.5%) were married, seventy five (40.5%) were unmarried and house wife dermatoses were positive in eighty six(46.5%) females. The frequency of house wife dermatoses was as follow: Paronychia (40.69%), dermatitis (32.4%), onycholysis (19.76%)and candidal interdigitalae(6.97%).Conclusions: We conclude from this study that the house wife dermatoses were a major problem among Iraqi females as it is constitutes 46.5% of the worker and the commonest among them was paronychia and dermatitis.Keywords: Housewives, Dermatosis.

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Housewives --- Dermatosis.


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Post Hair Epilation Acneiform Eruption Among Females

Authors: Khalifa E. Sharquie --- Haider R. Al-Hamami --- Inas K. Sharquie --- Adil A. Noaimi --- et al.
Journal: Iraqi Academic Scientific Journal المجلة العراقية للاختصاصات الطبية ISSN: 16088360 Year: 2013 Volume: 12 Issue: 2 Pages: 244-246
Publisher: The Iraqi Borad for Medical Specialization المجلس العراقي للاختصاصات الطبية

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BSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Acneiform eruptions are common and important variants of acne vulgaris, there are many examples of acneiform eruptions like steroid acne and pityrosporum folliculitis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the acneiform eruption that follows hair epilation.PATIENTS AND METHODS: This case-series study was conducted in Department of Dermatology and Venereology, BaghdadTeaching Hospital during the period from January 2005 through July 2006. Forty females wereincluded in this work, history was taken from each patient and all were clinically examinedregarding all relevant points to this condition. Swabs and cultures from rash were carried out on11 patients using blood, chocolate, and McConky agar as culture media. RESULTS: The ages of patients ranged from14-40 years with a mean ± SD of 20.85 ± 5.52 years. History ofacne vulgaris was positive in 32 (80%) patients, and it was mild acne, resolved before the onsetof hair epilation acne. Method of hair epilation was threading and sugaring.The time intervalbetween hair epilation and rash appearance was 1-21 days with a mean ± SD of 4.48 ± 3.36 days.Itching was the commonest symptom complained by 18(45%) patients.The lesions morphologywas mainly monomorphous erythematous papules surmounted by tiny pustules. Swabs andcultures revealed no pathogenic bacteria. CONCLUSION: Hair epilation by threading and sugaring is a common cause of monomorphous acneiformeruption and might be an important triggering and exacerbating factor for acne vulgaris in Iraqifemales


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Treatment of Pityriasis Versicolour with Topical 15% Zinc Sulfate Solution
علاج داء النخالة المبرقشة بمحلول كبريتات الزنك الموضعي

Authors: Khalifa E. Sharquie د.خليفة الشرقي --- Wisam S. Al- Dori وسام الدوري --- Inas K. Sharquie د. ايناس الشرقي --- Adil A. Al– Nuaimy
Journal: IRAQI JOURNALOF COMMUNITY MEDICINE المجلة العراقية لطب المجتمع ISSN: 16845382 Year: 2008 Volume: 21 Issue: 1 Pages: 61-63
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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AbstractBackground: Pityriasis versicolour is a common skin problem of cosmetic importance among young individuals. Many modality of the treatment have been used to control this disease, but often end with relapse. Zinc sulfate had been proven to have antifungal activity invitro study. Still we are searching for a new therapeutic agent like zinc sulfate.Objective: The aim of the present work is to assess the therapeutic effectiveness of topical 15% zinc sulfate solution in treatment of tinea versicolor.Patients& Methods: This single blinded controlled therapeutic trail was carried out in Department of Dermatology and Venereology - Baghdad Teaching Hospital, during the period from May 2004- Sept. 2004. Patients consisted of 60 person (40 males&20 females) and their ages ranged from 15 – 45 years with a mean ± SD of 32 ± 3 years, while the duration of the disease was 2-30 ( 5.18 ± 4.77) months. These patients were enrolled in this study and were divided into two groups:-Group A: Thirty patients (16 males and 14 females) were treated with topical 15% zinc sulfate solution once daily and examine every week for three weeks and followed up for one month without therapy. Mycological and Wood's light examination were performed to establish diagnosis before therapy and repeated every week to asses the response to therapy.Group B: Thirty patients (24 males and 6 females) were treated with distilled water as a placebo treated group and with a similar manner in group A.Results: The result of this study revealed that all patients in group A showed clinical and mycological clearance at the end of 3rd week of treatment while group B showed no clinical and mycological recovery at the end 3rd week of treatment program. No side effects were recorded apart from mild itching in few patients during the first days of therapy.Conclusion: Topical 15% zinc sulfate solution is an effective, new, mode of therapy which is simple, non costly treatment option for pityriasis versicolour with negligible side effects. Keyword: pityriasisr versicolour, topical zinc sulfate solution.

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