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December 1968

Skin Diseases in Kenya: A Clinical and Histopathological Study of 3,168 Patients

Author Affiliations

Nairobi, Kenya

From the Medical Research Centre and the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi Kenya.

Arch Dermatol. 1968;98(6):577-586. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610180021002

The pattern of skin diseases in 3,168 patients seen in several dermatological clinics in the Kenyan highlands is presented. Results are compared with other surveys from subsahara Africa. A resemblance with the pattern of dermatoses in early 20th century Europe is found, whereas typical tropical conditions are notably rare. Disparities in frequency with other African surveys and western countries are discussed and some particular African conditions are described more extensively.

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