A Statistical Analysis of a Pediatric Dermatology Clinic

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  • Lawrence Schachner M.D.,

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    1. Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of Miami School of Medicine, The Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Dermatology
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  • Nancy Simons Ling M.D.,

    1. University of Miami School of Medicine, The Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Dermatology
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  • Shirley Press M.D.

    1. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, The Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Dermatology
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Lawrence Schachner, M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine, P.O. Box 016960 (D4-8), Miami, Florida 33101. Telephone (305) 547-6742.

Abstract

Abstract: Statistical analysis was performed of the diseases seen and therapies utilized during the first two years of the Pediatric Dermatology Clinic at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, This survey includes 2,821 patient visits made by 1,578 patients. This analysis classifies patients by diagnosis, sex, age, race, and treatment. Diagnostic and treatment frequencies, sex and race ratios, and trends in the patient's age at presentation are also noted. This survey reveals a wide spectrum of pediatric dermatologic disease with 154 different diagnoses made. A review of the 86 different therapeutic modalities utilized is also presented.

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