Dermatology inpatient consultations in Latin America: 3-year experience in our University Hospital setting


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Abstract

BackgroundDermatology patients are mostly seen in outpatient clinics; however, there is a significant need for consultations within the hospital setting.MethodsHere we describe the hospital consultations received by the Dermatology Service during a 3-year period.ResultsMost of the requested consultations came from the Internal Medicine Department and the surgical departments. The most common encountered dermatoses were drug eruptions and adnexal diseases, followed by viral dermatoses.ConclusionsIn hospital dermatology may pose a challenge for other clinicians; therefore, dermatologists should be adequately trained to confront a wide variety of clinical scenarios.

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