Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 16–20

Dermatoses in Latin American Immigrant Children Seen in a Universitary Hospital of Spain

  • María Pérez-Crespo
  • José Manuel Ramos-Rincón
  • María Pilar Albares-Tendero
  • Isabel Betlloch-Mas
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10903-014-9999-5

Cite this article as:
Pérez-Crespo, M., Ramos-Rincón, J.M., Albares-Tendero, M.P. et al. J Immigrant Minority Health (2016) 18: 16. doi:10.1007/s10903-014-9999-5

Abstract

Over the past 10 years Spain has become an important immigrant receiver country as the proximity with Africa and the cultural facilities with Latino-American countries have made of Spain a very attractive place to settle down for immigrants. From 1st January 2007 to 31st December 2007, all the pediatric patients visits (0–14 years old) seen in the units of the Dermatology Section of the University General Hospital of Alicante (Spain) were prospectively recorded. During the study period 3,108 visits were recorded. Of these, 447 (14.3 %) were generated by immigrant children, 243 (54.3 %) being episodes requested by 167 Latin American patients. Latin children consulted mainly in the outpatient clinic, like Spanish children. The most frequent type of dermatoses in these patients was eczema/atopic dermatitis. Infectious dermatitis showed no differences between them and Spaniards, but scabies was six times more frequent in the formers.

Keywords

Immigration Latin-American population Dermatology Children 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • María Pérez-Crespo
    • 1
    • 2
  • José Manuel Ramos-Rincón
    • 3
    • 4
  • María Pilar Albares-Tendero
    • 1
  • Isabel Betlloch-Mas
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Dermatology ServiceAlicante University HospitalAlicanteSpain
  2. 2.Dermatology UnitHospital Marina BaixaVillajoyosa, AlicanteSpain
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineAlicante University HospitalAlicanteSpain
  4. 4.Department of Medicine, Faculty of MedicineMiguel Hernández UniversityAlicanteSpain