Nuwe statistiese oorsig van velsiektes in die Wes-Kaap
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Statistics concerning dermatological disease in outpatients seen at the dermatology clinic at Tygerberg Hospital during 1975 are presented. The greatest number of patients suffered from bacterial, mycotic or parasitic infection. Acne also features high on the list. Except for the photodermatoses and acne, the difference in racial incidence of certain skin conditions, as published by Marshall and Heyl in 1963, is confirmed. More women than men were seen. This might be explained by the fact that, owing to working obligations, men often find it more difficult to attend outpatient clinics during the day. The greatest number of patients seen ranged in age from 20 to 60 years.