Skin disease in British troops in the Bosnian winter.
During the winter of 1995-1996, there took place a major deployment of North Atlantic Treaty Organization peacekeeping forces to Bosnia.
Epidemiological surveillance of British troops through the ARRC-97 program has provided detailed information about their dermatological health.
Skin disease was responsible for 12.7% of primary care consultations.
Dry skin proved a common problem for troops.
We recommend that emollients be placed on general issue during winter deployments to the Balkans.
Dermatology should be included in pre-Bosnia training for all medical personnel.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cutanéomuqueux, Epidémiologie, Hiver, Etiologie, Région géographique, Yougoslavie, Europe, Facteur risque, Diagnostic, Prévention, Emollient, Militaire, Homme, Peau pathologie, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mucocutaneous, Epidemiology, Winter, Etiology, Geographical division, Yugoslavia, Europe, Risk factor, Diagnosis, Prevention, Emollient, Military, Human, Skin disease, Health policy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0436670
Code Inist : 002B08J. Création : 19/12/1997.