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   1981| November-December  | Volume 47 | Issue 6  
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Successful Treatment of Grey Hairs with High Dose Calcium Pantothenate
SJ Pasricha
November-December 1981, 47(6):311-313
Two adolescent girls having premature greying of hairs were treated with 200 mg calcium pantothenate daily orally. In a follow up of 29 and 13 months respectively, 757 and 1069 grey hairs were counted to have got converted into black hairs. It is suggested that greying of hairs is reversible at least in some cases; further studies are, therefore, very much indicated. A method has also been described to assess the effect of a remedy for grey hairs.
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A Study of Epidemiology of Human Cutaneous Leishmanisis in Bikaner (rajasthan)
KS Agarwal, SV Chadda
November-December 1981, 47(6):303-306
One percent of random sample population of Bikaner was surveyd to determine prevalence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in this city. Out of 2860 persons belonging. to the 35 wards of Bikaner, 86 persons (0.06%)'belon ' to nine wards had 9mg chronic ulcers, but only 18 among these (0.63%) were proved cases of oriental sore. Males were predominantly affected, highest prevalence being in the age group below 20 14 in years m poor persons and persons living crowded areas. Lesions were localized to exposed parts of body in most of the cases. Dogs infected with Leishmania tropica were found in the same 9 wards, where human leishmaniasis was prevalent. Out of 64 dogs in the 35 wards, which were found, to have ulcers only 7 were. Positive for leishmania tropica bodies in cut smear from the lesion
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Scabies;-an Epidemiological Study in a Resettlement Colony
PV Gulati, TR Sachdev, RK Varma
November-December 1981, 47(6):299-302
An epidemiological study -was conducted in a population of 9,341 residing in 2033 families in one of the resettlement colonies of Delhi. The prevalence of scabies was 0.56 percent by person and 1.37 percent by families. Scabies was most prevalent in children under 5 years of age and ip,the age group of 15-29 years. Prevalence was' higher in the males than in the, famale . The prevalence rate by person and by families was higher in Muslim infected families than in Hindu infected families. Majority of the population was ignorant about the aetiology, mode of spread and the'need for treatment of the disease.
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Bilateral Chronic Leg Ulcers in Hereditary Spherocytosis
Sumitra Dash
November-December 1981, 47(6):317-320
A case of hereditary spherocytosis presenting with bilateral leg ulcers is reported. Review of literature shows this to be quite uncommon and this case is most likely the first case to be reported from India. Response to splenectomy was excellent and the, ulcers healed completely in six weeks I time.
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Pityriasis Versicolor Presenting As Erythematous Lesions
Ramp Gupta, SJ Pasricha
November-December 1981, 47(6):329-330
Three cases of pityriasis versicolor presenting as erythematous lesions are described. In two cases the scrapings were positive for Malessezia furfulr while in the third, Malassezia furfur I was repeatedly negative from the erythemiltous lesions but positive from the other classical hyperpigmented lesions.
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Neonatal Palatal Perforation- a Rare Manifestation of Congenital Syphilis
PC Mishra, H Rahman, RD Mukhija
November-December 1981, 47(6):321-322
A neonate at the age of 1 month presenting with perforation of palate due to congenital syphilis is reported here. Relevant literature and differential diagnosis is discussed. This is the first case of congenital syphilitic neonatal perforation of the palate being reported from India as far as known to US.
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Unusual Case of Herpes Zoster
MK Acharya, PV Desai, AB Patel, CV Kotharl
November-December 1981, 47(6):323-325
A case probably the first of its kind, of herpes zoster involving the ophthalmic and maxillary branches of right trigeminal never resulting in perforated corneal ulcer with loss of vision; necrosis, destruction of alveolar process of maxillary bone, loss of teeth from
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A Serological Survey of Syphilis in Tribal Community in Kotra Tehsil of Udaipur District
Narendra Mogra, Singh Sajjan Surana, Kumar Sudhir Mehra, Prakash Om Gupta
November-December 1981, 47(6):307-310
A random serum sampling from 314 Adivasis and 100 non-Advdasis, residing in Kotra Tehsil area of Udaipur District was carried out in order to determine the prevalence of syphilis using VDRL test. Among the tribal community 21.74% males and 28.47% females showed a positive VDRL reaction. Of these ser a from 14.13% men and 12.31% women showed a positive reaction in 1:8 dilution or above. In the non-tribal group, overall positivity was 18.0% and significant titres were found in 7.94% males and 5.41% females. The higher prevalence aate in Bhil connnunity may be attributed to their social customs.
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Exacerbation of Psoriasis by Propranalol
K Pavithran
November-December 1981, 47(6):326-323
Exacerbation of existing lesions of psoriasis, after intake of propranolol for neurological complaints is reported in a 30 year old female. Psoriatic lesions are known to have a decreased 'level of cyclic AMP. A further reduction of CAMP by prepranalol a. betareceptor blocker is put forward as the cause for exacerbation of psoriasis.
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