International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 531

Short Communication

Dermatoses reports in Wenchuan districts of Sichuan province after 5.12 earthquake

Sun Renshan
  • Sun Renshan
  • Department of Dermatology and Anti-earthquake Medical Team for Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chonngqing 400042, PRC, China
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Zhu Tangyou
  • Zhu Tangyou
  • Department of Dermatology and Anti-earthquake Medical Team for Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chonngqing 400042, PRC, China
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Li Chunxue
  • Li Chunxue
  • Department of Dermatology and Anti-earthquake Medical Team for Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chonngqing 400042, PRC, China
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Chen Hong
  • Chen Hong
  • Department of Dermatology and Anti-earthquake Medical Team for Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chonngqing 400042, PRC, China
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Wu Jinjin
  • Wu Jinjin
  • Department of Dermatology and Anti-earthquake Medical Team for Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chonngqing 400042, PRC, China
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  •  Accepted: 14 September 2009
  •  Published: 30 October 2009

Abstract

After 5.12 earthquakes, we attended one team for medical support at the dermatologic clinic in Wench-uan district of Sichuan province, the centre of the earthquake. The dermatoses were recorded and statistically analyzed. We try to assess different epidemiological and clinical features of the dermatoses in Wenchuan district of Sichuan province after 5.12 earthquakes. Clinical assessment of 947 patients with skin diseases who presented to a dermatology clinic in the people’s Hospital of Wenchuan county, Sichuan province of China was done during one month period (July 21, 2008 - August 22, 2008). Of the cases, 73.9% were Qiang people. Papular urticaria was recorded in 23.7% of the cases. One case with condylomata and one case with gonorrhea uretheritis were found. No outbreak of the viral dermatoses such as German measles, or measles occurred. China is a multi-ethical country. The cases in our re-sults are according with the local residents population characters. We had not found the outbreaks of viral dermatoses, but the skin lesions associated with insects were very common and its incidences were higher than before at the same place and in the same period of one year. The skin diseases induced by insects were papular urticarias, mite dermatitis, phaedrus dermatitis, etc. Our observation results imply that insecticidal work should be highlighted after earthquakes.

Key words: Dermatoses, Wenchuan districts, earthquake.