oa South African Medical Journal - Medical research in Physical Education : impetigo, scabies and cutaneous manfestations of malnutrition : a correlation study

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



It thus appears that the absence or presence respectively of cutaneous manifestations of nutritional deficiencies and of impetigo and/or scabies is a collective, although not necessarily an individual, indicator of standards of growth, of health, of scholastic performances and of home conditions. In regard to rates of absenteeism and, generally speaking, to physical efficiency, conditions of the skin as studied in this investigation seem to be of no predictive value.

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