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Flood-related skin diseases: a literature review
Article first published online: 23 SEP 2013
© 2013 The International Society of Dermatology
International Journal of Dermatology
Volume 52, Issue 10, pages 1168–1176, October 2013
How to Cite
Tempark, T., Lueangarun, S., Chatproedprai, S. and Wananukul, S. (2013), Flood-related skin diseases: a literature review. International Journal of Dermatology, 52: 1168–1176. doi: 10.1111/ijd.12064
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- Issue published online: 23 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 23 SEP 2013
Flood is one of the most common natural disasters, which commonly occurs in all parts of the world. The effects of the disasters considerably become enormous problems to overall public health systems. Flood-related skin diseases are a portion of these consequences presenting with cutaneous manifestations and/or signs of systemic illnesses. We conducted a systematic literature review of research publications relating to flooding and skin diseases. The purpose of this review was to provide dermatologists as well as general practitioners with comprehensive conditions of flood-related skin diseases and suggested treatments. Moreover, we categorized these flood-related diseases into four groups comprising inflammatory skin diseases, skin infections, traumatic skin diseases, and other miscellaneous skin diseases in a bid to implement early interventions and educate, prevent, and efficaciously handle those skin diseases under such a catastrophic situation so that better treatment outcomes and prevention of further complications could be ultimately achieved and accomplished.