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February 1963

Skin Disease Among Men of Military Age in South Texas

Author Affiliations


From the Armed Forces Examining Station, San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Cullen's present address: Department of Dermatology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami 36, Fla.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(2):219-222. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590140081013

Twenty-six thousand six hundred and fiftyfive men were examined at the Armed Forces Examining Station in San Antonio, Texas, with notation of all skin diseases. A map is presented which delineates the area of Texas where the entire group resided. The skin diseases or disorders encountered have been tabulated in accordance with the classification outlined in The Standard Nomenclature of Diseases and Operations. It was discovered that 84% of the group had a recognizable skin lesion while 24% had at least 2 skin disorders concomitantly. Possible reasons for acne vulgaris appearing as the most frequent diagnosis along with its subdivision into mild, moderate, and severe forms are discussed. Comparison of this with other studies revealed similarities as well as differences which are reviewed.

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