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   1996| January-February  | Volume 62 | Issue 1  
 
 
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CASE REPORTS
Angiokeratoma of scrotum (fordyce)
Sabyasachi Majumdar
January-February 1996, 62(1):52-54
PMID:20947972
Four cases of angiokeratoma of scrotum (Fordyce) in persons aged 30, 55, 50 and 58 years of 2, 5, 8 and 3 years duration respectively are reported. Three patients had fungal infection along with dermatitis while the other had piles and fissure. No abnormality was detected in systemic examination. Routine laboratory tests were normal. Histology confirmed the diagnosis. Each individual lesion was electrodessicated with no recurrence in 2 years of follow-up
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STUDIES
Oral psoralens vs injection placental extract plus oral psoralens in vitiligo
Adarsh Chopra, SP Singh, RR Mittal, Ramesh Puri
January-February 1996, 62(1):22-23
PMID:20947959
One hundred patients with vitiligo were enrolled from out patient department from the year 1990-91 for screening the therapeutic effect of injection placental extract (Placentrex). Patients were divided into two groups of 50 each, age and sex matched and were given two different regimens of treatment. In Regimen- I, patients were given oral psoralens followed by sun exposure after 2 hours and then application of topical betamethasone-17 valerate. In Regimen-ll patients were given treatment as in regimen-l along with injection of placental extract. It was found that initial response rate of Regimen-ll therapy was 36% higher than Regimen-l whereas total efficacy of R-ll was 20% higher than R-l.
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Dowling-degos disease
Rajeev Sharma
January-February 1996, 62(1):27-29
PMID:20947961
Four cases of Dowling-Degos disease with classical reticulate,flexural pigmentation are described.One of the four patients had milia,while all of them had perioral pitted scars.
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STUDIES
Rifampicin and dapsone in superficial pustular folliculitis
PVS Prasad
January-February 1996, 62(1):16-18
PMID:20947957
Fifty male patients diagnosed to have superficial pustular folliculitis (SPF) were included in an open trial to study the effects of rifampicin vs dapsone. Rifampicin, in a dose of 10mg/kg body weight for a period of 8 weeks was given for 25 patients in phase I and the drug cleared the lesions in 72%. Dapsone in a dose of 100 mg/day produced moderate response in 20% only. 17 patients who did not clear with dapsone were started on rifampicin (phase II) and 7/17 showed marked improvement. Remissions with rifampicin ranged from 3-9 months or longer. In patients who relapsed, a second course of the drug was effective.
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Is keratosis punctata of the palmar creases rare?
AK Jaiswal, H Nidhi, B Bhushan, S Badrinath
January-February 1996, 62(1):13-15
PMID:20947956
We determined the prevalence of keratosis punctata of the palmar creases (KPPC) in 5000 individuals. The group screened included patients, visitors and children. Fifteen (0.3%) cases were discovered to have characteristic KPPC lesions. The patients were mainly young with a male predominance (14M : 1F). The lesions in almost all cases were asymptomatic. No predisposing factors could be ascertained by history. Histopathologically, the lesions consisted of focal hyperkeratosis, and an epidermal depression corresponding to the pits. Special stains did not reveal any dermal components in the keratin masses. On comparing our findings with those reported earlier it appears that KPPC is not so rare as believed.
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Std trends in chengalpattu hospital
VR Krishnamurthy, V Ramachandran
January-February 1996, 62(1):3-12
PMID:20947955
A retrospective data analysis was carried out to find the trends in frequency and distribution of different STDs at Chengalpattu during 1988-1994. Of the 4549 patients who attended the clinic 3621 (79.6%) were males and 928 (20.4%) were females. The commonest STD was Chancroid (24.4%) in men and Syphillis (29%) in women. Balanoposthitis (11.4%) ranked third among STDs in males. Though the STD attendance showed a declining trend, most diseases showed a constant distribution. The percentage composition of secondary and latent syphillis, Genital Warts, Genital Herpes and the Non-Venereal group showed an increased composition in recent years. Primary syphillis in females showed a definite declining trend. The HIV sero-positive detection rate was 2.06%. Of the 1116 patients screened for HIV antibody, 23 patients were detected sero-positive. Time Series Regression Analysis was used to predict the number of patients who would attend the STD clinic with various STDs in 1995 and 1996 to help in the understanding of the disease load and pattern in future, in resources management and in developing and evaluating preventive measures.
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Azathioprine as a corticosteroid-sparing agent in air-borne contact dermatitis
K Kaushal Verma, JS Pasricha
January-February 1996, 62(1):30-32
PMID:20947962
Two patients having air-borne contact dermatitis (ABCD) caused by Parthenium hysterophorus.for 10 and 15 years respectively and without having had complete remissions in spite of oral betamethasone in a dose of 2-3 mg per day, experienced complete relief while taking 50-100 mg azathioprine for 5 and 12 weeks without having to take systemic corticosteroids. There were no side effects of azathioprine. With further experience and standardization of the treatment schedule, it may be possible to use azathioprine as a corticosteroid-sparing agent to reduce the side effects of corticosteroids in patients having ABCD.
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STUDIES
New focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in India : Preliminary report
D Bora, AK Khera, Veena Mittal, SM Kaul, RS Sharma
January-February 1996, 62(1):19-21
PMID:20947958
An epidemiological investigation was carried out in hilly areas of western ghats of Kerala state, India during 1993, to verify a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Out of 406 surveyed population, 11 cases were detected, among which two were positive for LD bodies in slit skin scraping examination. The disease was indigenously transmitted. Further investigation is advocated to identify leishmania species, vector and the reservoir.
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CASE REPORTS
Tinea faciei and tinea capitis in a 15-day-old infant
RR Mittal, Shivali
January-February 1996, 62(1):41-42
PMID:20947967
A case of tinea faciei and tinea capitis in a 15-day-old male infant caused by Trichophyton tonsurans is being reported because of its rarity. This may be the youngest infant from India where source of infection was his elder brother who had black dot type of tinea capitis and incubation period in the present case was 7 days.
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Relapse, reinfection or inadequate MDT ?
Maganjeet, Rakesh Bharti
January-February 1996, 62(1):45-46
PMID:20947969
Relapse by all standard definitions is reported in a middle aged woman after PB MDT. Since she belonged to a family of treated leprosy sufferers (husband and his elder brother) and her daughter has now developed infectious type of leprosy, the possibility of reinfection can also not be ruled out.
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Acrokeratosis paraneoplastica
N Asokan, TV Gopalkrishnan Nair, V Suja, N Pradeep
January-February 1996, 62(1):38-39
PMID:20947965
A 60-year old man with squamous cell carcinoma of hypopharynx and acrokeratosis paraneoplastica (Bazex syndrome) is reported.
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Fixed duration MDT in leprosy and clinical cure
Paramjit Kaur, Gurmohan Singh
January-February 1996, 62(1):33-35
PMID:20947963
Fixed duration multi drug therapy has been found to be very effective in elimination of leprosy from public health point of view. This study was conducted to see its effectiveness so far as 'clinical cure' is concerned. One hundred consecutive patients attending a consultant's clinic were followed till a period of 6 months and 2 years in PB and MB cases of leprosy respectively. Sixty four percent of the total patients had 'clinical cure' at the end of prescribed treatment.
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CASE REPORTS
Darier's disease with warty dyskeratoma and basal cell epithelioma
VG Prabhakara, Devakar Yesudian, M Jayaraman, Jana
January-February 1996, 62(1):36-37
PMID:20947964
A 48-year old man with warty dirty papules over the seborrhoeic areas, also had a nodule with a central keratotic crater over the right cheek. Biopsy of this nodule revealed features of Darier's disease, warty dyskeratoma and basal cell epithelioma. Even though Darier's disease and warty dyskeratoma are considered as a distinct entities, the presence in the same lesion emphasizes the need for further studies on this association.
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LETTER TO EDITOR
Ulcerative lichen planus of the foot
Adarsh Chopra, Chanchal Jain, Mamta, RK Bahl
January-February 1996, 62(1):60-61
PMID:20947979
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Contact leucoderma caused by lemon
K Kumar, S Saini, RD Mehta, RA Bumb
January-February 1996, 62(1):61-61
PMID:20947980
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CASE REPORTS
Follicular infundibulum tumour presenting as cutaneous horn
M Jayaraman, VR Janaki, Patrick Yesudian
January-February 1996, 62(1):47-48
PMID:20947970
Tumour of follicular infundibulum is an organoid tumour with a plate like growth attached to the epidermis with connection from the follicular epithelium. We are reporting such a case unusually presenting as cutaneous horn.
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Severe bullous fixed drug eruption due to metronidazole mimicking a localized form of toxic epidermal necrolysis
Puneet Bhargava, US Agarwal, Bha
January-February 1996, 62(1):55-56
PMID:20947973
A 55-year-old diabetic male who had severe bullous fixed drug eruption mimicking a localized form of toxic epidermal necrolysis 8 hours after taking metronidazole is presented.
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Wrinkles due to idiopathic dermal elastolysis

January-February 1996, 62(1):49-51
PMID:20947971
This report deals with the skin changes in a 9-year-old male patient, appearing clinically as a localized area of wrinkling of skin accompanied by follicular prominences over the involved skin, and characterized histopathologically by dermal loss of elastic tissue.
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STUDIES
Disability in leprosy patients after MDT
Paramjit Kaur, NK Goel, SS Pandey
January-February 1996, 62(1):24-26
PMID:20947960
Disabilities continue to develop and increase in severity with dapsone monotherapy. This study shows the impact of MDT on disabilities. We interviewed the patients of Chiraigaon block (population,185,521) who had completed MDT under NLEP. There had been significant increase in number of patients with grade-ll and III disability during the course of MDT. This could have been reduced if regular disability examination was done. Long lag period between the onset of disease and start of MDT was an important reason for high disability rate.
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CASE REPORTS
Condylomata acuminata in a child
Sushil Chandra, Rakesh Chandra
January-February 1996, 62(1):43-44
PMID:20947968
Perianal condylomata acuminata in a 2-year-old female child was seen. Younger age and site of lesion is interesting feature of this case.
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LETTER TO EDITOR
Preherpetic neuralgia masquerading as angina
Sudha Sarraf, Sanjay Singh, SS Pandey
January-February 1996, 62(1):63-63
PMID:20947984
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CASE REPORTS
Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Assam
BR Baishya, NK Hazarika
January-February 1996, 62(1):40-40
PMID:20947966
A case of cutaneous leishmaniasis is being reported from Assam, a North Eastern state of India. Clinical feature and direct smear examination of the case confirmed the diagnosis. Dramatic resolution of the lesions with sodium antimony gluconate during 10 days of therapy was achieved.
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LETTER TO EDITOR
Hyalinosis cutis et mucosae with rare ocular involvement
RR Mittal, Dimple
January-February 1996, 62(1):57-57
PMID:20947974
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Hypervitaminosis - A
JN Dave, NS Vora, Benny Cardoso, G
January-February 1996, 62(1):62-63
PMID:20947982
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Acute reversible hepatic toxicity by trimethoxy psoralen
Puneet Bhargava, Rishi Bhargava
January-February 1996, 62(1):58-59
PMID:20947975
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Incontinentia pigmenti
Rakesh Bharti
January-February 1996, 62(1):58-58
PMID:20947976
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Reply
CR Srinivas
January-February 1996, 62(1):59-60
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Plasma Cell Cheilitis (le)
K Krishna
January-February 1996, 62(1):62-62
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Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis (le)
S Grover, SK Sayal, G Singh, K Dash
January-February 1996, 62(1):61-61
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21 Hydroxylase Deficiency Manifesting with Acne (le)
SR Narahari
January-February 1996, 62(1):58-58
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