Pediatric Dermatology Consultations: A Retrospective Analysis of Inpatient Consultations Referred to the Dermatology Service
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 1, pages 115–118, January/February 2012
How to Cite
PEÑATE, Y., BORREGO, L., HERNÁNDEZ, N. and ISLAS, D. (2012), Pediatric Dermatology Consultations: A Retrospective Analysis of Inpatient Consultations Referred to the Dermatology Service. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 115–118. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01406.x
- Issue published online: 18 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2011
Abstract: To analyze the care provided by consultant dermatologists to hospitalized pediatric patients, we retrospectively studied the records of inpatient pediatric consultation requests received by a hospital dermatology department between 2000 and 2009. The diagnoses were recorded according to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9). In a high percentage of cases, the problem was addressed in a single visit, and few additional tests were ordered. The most common diagnostic groups were diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (ICD-9: 680–709). The most frequent specific diagnosis was atopic dermatitis (ICD-9: 691.8). Our series shows that the role of dermatologists as consultants for pediatric inpatients is similar to their role in outpatient consultations.