Journal article

A cross-sectional study of dermatological conditions in rural and urban Timor-Leste

Evelyn Y Hao, Julia EJ Rhodes, Rosemary L Nixon, Rebecca B Saunderson

Australasian Journal of Dermatology | WILEY | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: There is limited information about the type of skin disease in Timor-Leste. In order to determine the type and magnitude of skin disease in Timor-Leste, we conducted a cross-sectional point prevalence study of 271 patients from rural and urban Timor-Leste. The aim of the study was to estimate the magnitude and burden of dermatological disease. METHODS: Two Australian-trained dermatologists conducted clinics in the city of Dili (urban) and village of Manusae (rural) in Timor-Leste between the period of June and July 2016. They independently recorded all patient presentations and diagnoses. RESULTS: A total of 271 patients were reviewed over two months, of whom 37% were seen in an ..

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