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2022 Jan 28

Int J Dermatol

Epidemiology of dermatologic disease in Palau: a cross-sectional study in the national public and community health service.


Lee W-TJ, Lee C-C, Wu C-K, Lin C-H, Lo T-Y, Huang C-C, Kahler SL, Thong H-Y
Int J Dermatol. 2022 Jan 28.
PMID: 35090042.


Dermatologic disease is a neglected public health challenge that disproportionately affects resource-poor settings. Globally, the dermatologic disease contributes the fourth highest burden of nonfatal disability with the most acute impact in the Oceanic region, including the Republic of Palau. Efforts to address the dermatologic health inequality are hindered without the necessary epidemiologic evidence to guide health policy in the resource-poor setting of Palau.