Accurate diagnosis of skin disorders is of utmost importance as treatment is varied for different skin disorders presenting with the similar clinical lesions. Thus biopsy becomes inevitable in various skin disorders to confirm diagnosis and initiate treatment.
Objectives: To analyse the histopathological profile of skin disorders and to determine the age and sex distribution of various skin diseases and classify the most common disorders into their subtypes and thus assess the most common subtypes prevalent in the surrounding community.
Method and Materials: Punch skin biopsy of skin lesion was taken at skin department and specimen were sent in 10% formalin with necessary clinical details obtained in performa to histopathology department. Specimen were then processed in histokinette machine, paraffin wax blocks were prepared of tissue and were taken on glass slides and were stained by Haematoxylin and eosin stain and observed under light microscope. Data obtained was tabulated and analysed.
Observation and Result: Total number of case analysed were 100. The age group of 61-70 yr. is most common (22%).
Male: Female ratio is 1.32:1. Hypo pigmented patch/plaque was most common clinical lesion (41%). Leprosy was most common histopathological diagnosis reported (41%), followed by vesicobullous lesions (15%).