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Federal Health Care Data Trends: Dermatology


There is significant variation among the civilian, active-duty, and veteran populations in regard to dermatologic conditions. Civilians most frequently visit a specialist with complaints of eczema, dermatitis, acne, and other benign conditions. Among active-duty service members, infections and allergic bite reactions are the most common reasons for a trip to a health care facility. In contrast, veterans are more likely to be diagnosed with precancerous skin conditions or to receive a screening for malignant skin cancers.

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