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6. Epidemiology of Skin Disease

H.C. Williams

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405161695.2009.00006.x


What is epidemiology and why is it relevant to dermatology? Thinking in terms of populations rather than individuals How much of a public health problem is skin disease? What determines the frequency of skin disease in populations? Describing the natural history and associations of specific skin diseases Health-services research in dermatology Conclusions Glossary of epidemiological terms Checklist for reading ‘epidemiological studies’ in dermatology Recommended further reading and useful dermatoepidemiology resources ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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