DERMATOLOGICAL ISSUES IN PATIENT WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Keywords:Skin disorder, Parkinson disease, seborrheic dermatitis, bullous pemphigoid, rosacea, and melanoma
To determine the incidence rate of seborrheic dermatitis, bullous pemphigoid, rosacea, and melanoma among the patients diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. A cross-sectional, observational study. From 13th May 2020 to 13th April 2022 at Bahria International Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. A total of 80 patients with confirmed Parkinson's disease were evaluated for skin disorders. Disease severity was confirmed through Hoehn Yahr staging criteria (H-Y stage). Skin characteristics and disease diagnosis was made through finding sebum production levels, hot/cold flush test, immunofluorescence, and biopsy evaluation for seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, bullous pemphigoid, and melanoma, respectively. The test results were compared with the control subject. Chi2 and student t-test was used to find the significance of the results. Out of 80, 44 patients were positive for skin disorders. The incidence of seborrheic dermatitis was found in 31.2% of patients whereas rosacea, bullous pemphigoid, and melanoma were found in 15%, 6.2%, and 2.5% of patients, respectively. Skin disorders are highly prevalent among Parkinson’s disease patients than in the control population. The study invites further research in this area so that the quality of life of patients could be improved.
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