International Skin Disease Is On The Rise

There Is An Overwhelming International Increase In Skin Conditions

Skin conditions happen to be one of the most prevalent ailments that are currently in existence. These particular diseases are known to touch the lives of people from all walks of life, ethnic backgrounds, gender and even age. As of the year 2010 it was estimated that skin conditions affected from thirty to seventy percent of the entire global human population. With escalating rates registered in nations with sub-populations, which are at risk.

Typically, the effects of these diseases, for the most part, vary from physical incapacitation to death. Children have also been identified as been the most widely affected group in the society.

According to data that was gathered by the international classification of diseases, there are now more than one thousand skin or skin related ailments. Other findings from the global burden of disease research that was conducted in 2010, fungal skin ailments, subcutaneous conditions and acne featured in the list of top ten of the most prevalent diseases globally. When categorized together, skin conditions were ranked a shocking fourth in the list of leading factors of the world’s non-fatal disease burden. This in most cases than not expressed itself in significant loss of years that comes as a result of disability. Overall, the skin has gone on to be ranked as the eighteenth leading cause of the global health burden.

All of this certainly does infer that there happens to be an international increase in skin conditions that needs to be seriously addressed by all concerned global health authorities. According to the aforementioned study that was carried out in the year 2010, the situation is an extremely desperate one. This research gathered data from 187 nations in relation to this given subject for a ten year period of time (1990 to 2010). One of the most critical of which was establishing the cumulative skin conditions non-fatal burden for every one hundred thousand population of each country. The results are quite simply astounding.

In a country to country analysis, Singapore, Sudan, Brunei and Hungary were revealed to have the highest level of non-fatal skin ailment burden. At the same time Albania, Indonesia, Romania, and Lithuania were established to have the least burden at this particular period of time. On the other hand, nations that are found in the western part of Europe had the highest figures for pruntus, but the lowest overall for scabies. Conversely, countries located on the eastern side of sub-Saharan Africa registered the highest figures for fungal skin conditions as well as viral warts. But at the same time they also registered the lowest prevalence rates for the skin ailment urticaria.

Consequent to the release of these findings on an international increase in skin conditions the authors of this study were obliged to make the following proposal. They suggested that comprehensive skin disease prevention and treatment interventions should be urgently included in all forthcoming global health measures. Most particularly when it comes to the welfare and wellbeing of the populations found in nations that the study revealed to be the hardest hit by these diseases. Hope that this article has been insightful.