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   1991| January-February  | Volume 57 | Issue 1  
 
 
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Prevalence of dermatoses in the neonates in Pondichery
CM Baruah, V Bhat, Rohit Bhargava, RB Garg, Ku
January-February 1991, 57(1):25-28
This study records the preliminary observation on neonatal dermatoses in relation to sex, birth weight and gestational age in 500 newborns delivered between August 1986 and September 1987 at JIPMER Hospital, Pondichery, Physiological dermatoses seen in 100% of the newborns, in the order of frequency were : linea nigra, Epstein's pearls, physiological scaling, milia and erythema toxicum. Salmon patches were the commonest vascular birthmarks (34.6%) Twenty-three per cent had transient neonatal angioma, an entity not described earlier. Infectious dermatoses observed were pyoderma (3%), staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, congenital syphilis, congenital candidiasis and a case of tinea corporis, probably the youngest described in literature. The commonest congenital malformation of the skin was absence of the outer fold of the helix (3.5%). An unusual case of aplasia cutis involving the scalp and both flanks associated with bilateral corneal opacities was observed.
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CASE REPORTS
Cutaneous anthrax with secondary infection
SM Sridhar, P Chandrashekhar, J
January-February 1991, 57(1):38-40
A case of cutaneous anthrax with pus formation and with pain and tenderness in local lesion is reported. The lesion appeared 40 days after handling of anthrax-infected animal. The lesion was fairly large and irregular. The patient was treated with oral chloramphenicol and the lesion healed in about 60 days.
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Facial hemiatrophy of Romberg and Parry

January-February 1991, 57(1):41-42
Two cases of facial hemiatrophy of Romberg and Parry are reported. Both presented with atrophy of subcutaneous tissue, muscle and bones of left of the face. Case 1 with onset at 17 years in a female is a classical presentation, while case 2 with onset at 5 years in a boy is an uncommon presentation.
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GUEST ARTICLE
Focus on itraconazole
Greet Cauwenbergh, Paul Stoffels
January-February 1991, 57(1):4-16
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Evaluation of 5-fluorouracil in treatment of warts
SP Chattopadhyay, PK Das
January-February 1991, 57(1):51-51
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CASE REPORTS
Favus from South India - A case report
B Siddaramappa, MB Hemashettar, SC Patil
January-February 1991, 57(1):43-44
A typical case of favus of the scalp in a South Indian man is described. The etiological agents was demonstrated in the scrapings and Trichophyton schoenleinii was isolated in culture. The case is presented for its rarity in this part of the country.
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Poikilodermatous mycosis fungoides and sezary synddrome
RR Mittal, A Chopra, R Popli, V Gupta
January-February 1991, 57(1):29-31
Four cases of poikildermatous mycosis fungoides are reported. All four had intense pruritus, progressive reticulate pigmentation, interspersed with atrophic, wrinkled, hypopigmented macules and were confirmed histopathologically. Abnormal lymphocytes were seen in case 1 and 3 in the peripheral blood film (PBF). Case I had erythroderma, lymphadenopathy and 10 percent abnormal lymphocytes in PBF and so was labeled as case of sezary syndrome.
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Photosensitive dermatitis induced by Selenium disulphide
V Laxmi Nair, K Balchandran
January-February 1991, 57(1):32-33
Photosensitive dermatitis in forty-five-year old man following topical application of selenium disulphide for tinea versicolor is reported.
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Exogenous siderosis
K Banerjee, NB Mukharjee, R Paul, D Singh
January-February 1991, 57(1):34-35
A Patient working as sweeper inside Durgapur Steel Plant developed brownish black pigmentation with folliculitis of the entire face and volar aspect of fore arms and hands for last 4 years. Biopsy revealed particles in the corium. The change of his site of working brought about dramatic remission but brownish black pigment persisted as occupational stigma.
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Superficial disseminated porokeratosis with diabetes mellitus
K Pavithran
January-February 1991, 57(1):36-37
A case of superficial disseminated porokeratosis is described in a middle-aged male. He had associated maturity-onset diabetes mellitus. Patient's father and elder brother also had skin lesions typical of porokeratosis and they too had associated diabetes.
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LETTER TO EDITOR
Herpes zoster associated with varicelliform eruptions
S Talwar
January-February 1991, 57(1):52-52
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Failure of popranolol in lchen panus
Inderjeet Kaur, Bhushan Kumar
January-February 1991, 57(1):53-53
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Exposure time to sunlight for ultra violet light therapy
CR Srinivas, Rama Devadiga, TR Parashar, Chandras
January-February 1991, 57(1):17-18
Exposure time to sunlight for photo or photochemotherapy is arbitrarily determined. This could lead to inadequate or over exposure. As a sequence to our initial pilot study on exposure time for PUVASOL, we have now developed a bar chart which could be used as a guide to achieve a more logical and uniform exposure time during different months. We plan to extend the study to different zones in India.
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Cutaneous manifestations in acute meningococcal meningitis
N Chakrabarty, AK Verma, G Singh
January-February 1991, 57(1):19-21
Twenty three army recruits with acute meningococcal meningitis were admitted to a military hospital during February-March 1986. Of the 23 patients 11 developed cutaneous lesions, 3 had associated herpes simplex, 6 had arthritis/artharalgia and 3 got conjunctivitis. Maculopapular lesions were the commonest cutaneous manifestation although pinkish macules, purpura and cutaneous vasculitis were also seen. All the patients were treated with intravenous pencillin and other supportive measures.
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Use of modified Ridley's bacteriological scale for assessment of multibacillary leprosy cases under multidrug therapy
SS Naik, R Ganapati
January-February 1991, 57(1):22-24
In order to obtain proper judgement of bacterial quantum in human source (leprosy cases) a modification to Ridley's Bacteriological Index is suggested by applying formula as follows : Average Bacteriological Index of the group of patients X No. of patients in group X "scoring point" based on Ridley`s logarithmic Bacteriological Index scale.This new system based on arithmetic scale has been applied to multibacillary leprosy cases under multidrug therapy in leprosy colonies and leprosy control unit in an urban area. This comparison revealed that the introduction of multidrug therapy initiated a reduction in total bacteriological quantum very fast (i.e.) 100% to 5% at 12 months, 2.5% at 24 months in leprosy colonies where there was no entry of multibacillary case. However, in the urban slum there is an influx of new multibacillary cases every year, though bacterial quantum reduced as compared to initial status, it has remained static even at 60th month. The application of modified Ridley's Bacteriological scale to judge "total bacterial quantum : in any given control area gives a more realistic indication of the progress of MDT programme.
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
A new comouflage for vitiligo
P Sugathan, R Nejeeba
January-February 1991, 57(1):45-46
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Severe phototoxic reaction to oral penicillin
NK Mohamed
January-February 1991, 57(1):47-47
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Ampicillin treatment for Gonorrhoea : Its effects on incubating syphilis
K Pavithran
January-February 1991, 57(1):49-49
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Spider bites - Cutaneous loxocelism
TP Thankappan, G Sulochana, PVS Naik, Beena Sunny
January-February 1991, 57(1):50-50
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