Urgent consultations at the dermatology department of Basel University Hospital, Switzerland: characterisation of patients and setting - a 12-month study with 2,222 patients data and review of the literature.

Ruzza, N; Itin, Hans-Peter; Beltraminelli, Helmut (2014). Urgent consultations at the dermatology department of Basel University Hospital, Switzerland: characterisation of patients and setting - a 12-month study with 2,222 patients data and review of the literature. Dermatology, 228(2), pp. 177-182. Karger 10.1159/000357532

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BACKGROUND Urgent consultations for skin disorders are commonly done in different settings. Scarce data exist about the characteristics of these patients. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyse specific characteristics of patients receiving an urgent consultation at a dermatology department in a university hospital. METHODS We prospectively recorded the data of all patients having had an urgent consultation during a period of 12 months. RESULTS We registered 2,222 urgent consultations. The most frequent diagnoses were eczemas (24.8%), dermatomycoses (5.1%) and dermatitis not otherwise specified (4.8%). The most frequent treatments were topical steroids, emollients, topical antibiotics, systemic antihistamines, antibiotics and virostatics. 2.2% of patients were hospitalized, 78.8% asked for a consultation for a disease lasting less than 4 weeks, and 6.9% presented the same day as the skin disease appeared. CONCLUSIONS This study shows the characteristics of patients receiving an urgent dermatologic consultation. It underlines the need for collaboration between dermatologists, other physicians, general practitioners and nurses.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Itin, Hans-Peter and Beltraminelli, Helmut

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1018-8665

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Schenk

Date Deposited:

14 Apr 2015 15:23

Last Modified:

19 Oct 2015 11:32

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000357532

PubMed ID:

24503493

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.60539

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/60539

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