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   1996| July-August  | Volume 62 | Issue 4  
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Kyrle’S disease: A cutaneous marker of renal disorder
Daisy Joseph, Cynthia Papali, Ramadas Pisharody
July-August 1996, 62(4):222-225
Twenty one cases of Kyrle’s disease were subjected to a thorough clinical examination and various investigations in order to find out the association of Kyrle’s disease with other systemic disorders and to elucidate the association between specific biochemical abnormalities and Kyrle’s disease. It was found that all the cases of Kyrle’s disease were associated with systemic disorders and that the major systemic disorder was nephropathy. The significant biochemical abnormality detected was a raised phosphorus level. So It is probable that the elevated phosphorus may be triggering the occurrence of Kyrle’s disease.
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Acrochordon, diabetes and associations
Puneet Bhargava, Sandeep K Mathur, Deepak K Mathur, Satish Malpani, Saket Goel, US Agarwal, RK Bhargava
July-August 1996, 62(4):226-228
A study of clinical profile of acrochordons was carried out in 100 patients. Their association with diabetes mellitus and other disorders was studied. Acrochordons were found to be closely associated with pseudo-acanthosis nigricans, seborrhoeic keratosis, obesity and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
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Cutaneous focal mucinosis
Vijay Gandhi, Devraj Dogra, RK Pandhi
July-August 1996, 62(4):260-261
A 26-year-old male presented with asymptomatic, flesh coloured nodules on right elbow, forehead and right retroauricular region. A skin biopsy form the nodule stained with hematoxylin and eosin and special stain (mucicarmine) showed focal deposition of mucin in the dermis.
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Lichen dyschromicum perstans
Amrinder J Kanwar, Goutam Dawn, Sandipan Dhar
July-August 1996, 62(4):213-219
A disorder of hyperpigmentation is described which is seen commonly in middle aged individuals. Face and neck including upper part of the trunk are mostly affected. The lesions are usually bilaterally symmetrical and occur in a localized or generalized distribution. Oral mucosa is infrequentlyinvolved. The colour of pigmentation varies from grey, blue and brown to black and it persists for years. None of the patients had any features of lichen planus. Histopathology reveals varying rates of lichenoid tissue reactions. We have tentatively designated this disorder as’lichen dyschromicum perstans. Its relationship with other similar disorders Is discussed.
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Topical fluocinolone acetonide acetate ointment in autosomal dominant congenital hypotrichosis
JS Pasricha, Paschal D’Souza
July-August 1996, 62(4):242-245
Hypotrichosis present at birth occurring as an isolated defect in three members of an Afghan family and transmitted as an autosomal dominanttrait, responded to topical applications of fiuocinolone acetonide acetate ointment. The patients were a 9-year-old boy, his 7-year-old sister and their 30-year-old mother who since birth, had sparse, light- coloured and thin hairs on their scalp which would not grow longer than I cm in length. Microscopic examination revealed the hairs to be thin and fragile, but of a uniform thickness. Some of the hairs showed secondary trichorrhexis. Following topical applications of 0.1°/ύ fiuocinolone ointment, the hairs became coarser and increased in length from an average of 0.7 cm before treatment to 6.2 and 7.1 cm in the two children after 10 months. The mother who started the treatment later also showed improvement.
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Contactants in ‘Kum-Kum’ dermatitis
V Jagannath Kumar, Rafeeq Moideen, SB Murugesh
July-August 1996, 62(4):220-221
Twenty patients having contact dermatitis on the forehead due to Kum-Kum were patch tested with the commercially available Kum-Kum used by the patient as such, and also the extended European standard series of allergens, as well as brilliant lake red R, sudan I, aminoazobenzene and canaga oil since analysis of the Kum-Kum by thin-layer chromatography showed presence of these constituents. Patch tests were positive in all the patients with the commercial Kum-Kum and brilliant lake red R, sudan I, aminoazobenzene and canaga oil, but not with the extended European standard series of allergens.
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Laser therapy in post herpetic neuralgia
RR Mittal, JS Jassal, RK Bahl
July-August 1996, 62(4):229-230
Combi laser therapy was evaluated in 50 cases of established post herpetic neuralgia (PHN). Established PHN term was used when neuralgia persisted after 3 months of disappearance of herpes zoster (HZ) vesicles. Twenty exposures were given and affected areas were irradiated from a distance of 2cm at a frequency of 5000 Hz each area being exposed for a period of 1.23 minutes ie, 8J/cm2 of beam was given. Therapeutic evaluation was doneon 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th, and 20th day. All 17 cases of established PHN of duration upto 3 months healed after 16 exposures and in the end 44/50 had cure, 5/50 had partial relief and one patient left trial after 2nd exposure.
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Tuberous sclerosis
SG S Krishnan, P Devakar Yesudian, M Jayaraman, VR Janaki, JM Boopal Raj
July-August 1996, 62(4):239-241
Although tuberous sclerosis has been described with a diagnostic triad, it is not present consistently in all cases. Variety of skin manifestations were reported in tuberous sclerosis. This studay was undertaken to assess the frequency of various skin changes in tuberous sclerosis. Ten consecutive cases of tuberous sclerosis were studied. Angiofibroma was the commonest cutaneous manifestation. Atypical fibroxanthoma, dermatofibroma and neurofibroma were also noticed as interesting associations.
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Mesalazine in treatment of psoriasis
Rakesh Bharti
July-August 1996, 62(4):231-232
Mesalazine- a 5 lipoxygenase inhibitor was tried in this open trial on 20 psoriatics. Whereas 50% patients (10) had complete clearance in 4 weeks, by 12 weeks 85% (17) patients had good response and 15% (3) patients had no relief at all. No side effects were observed.Further longitudinal double-blind trials of this drug, which has an advantage of not causing bone marrow depression and oligospermia over sulfasalazine, another 5 lipoxygenase inhibitor, are advocated.
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Clinicomicrobiological aspects of tinea cruris in Madras
S Mahendra Raja, Thangam Menon
July-August 1996, 62(4):210-212
A total of 242 patients with clinically diagnosed tinea cruris were screened and 181 (74.7 %) were found to be positive in culture for dermatophytes. 93.9% of infections were caused by Trichophyton spp., of which 58.4% were Trichophyton rubrum, 5.5% were Epidermophyton floccosum, 3.8% were Trichophyton tonsurans and we had a single isolate of Microsporum gypseum complex.Incidence of tinea cruris was higher in males (95.6%) than in females (4.4%). 45% of the cases were recurrent and 38% of cases were chronic tinea cruris . Three patients had granulomatous lesion. Zoophilic Τ mentagrophytes was the major aetioiogic agent isolated from all the 3 cases of granulomatous tinea cruris.
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Livedo reticularis with acute rheumatic fever
Puneet Bhargava, CM Kuldeep, NK Mathur
July-August 1996, 62(4):258-259
A 10-year-old boy, a diagnosed case of acute rheumatic fever, presented with livedo reticularis involving whole of body except face. Livedo reticularis has been very rarely reported in rheumatic fever.
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Glucagonoma syndrome
VL Aswani, RH Malkani
July-August 1996, 62(4):246-249
A case of glucagonoma is being presented. The patient presented with erosions, crusts, bullous dermatitis, glucose intolerance and weight loss.
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Body hair distribution of women attending endocrine opd
Sandeep K Mathur, AC Ammini
July-August 1996, 62(4):268-268
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Genodermatoses in paediatric age group
Sunil Kumar, RC Sharma
July-August 1996, 62(4):235-236
Pattern of genodermatoses in paediatric age group was studied. The relative incidence of genodermatoses in paediatric dermatology out patient department was 0.62% . The commonest genodermatoses observed was ichthyosis.
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Progressive reticulate zosteriform hyperpigmentation
PK Sharma, RK Gautam, D Parsad, RK Jain, HK Kar
July-August 1996, 62(4):262-263
A 24-year-old healthy Bengali woman presented with progressive, macular tanned lesions in a zosteriform pattern located upon her right upper limb, breast and chest. The biopsy from the tanned lesion showed mild Increase in the pigment in the basal layer.
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Treatment of reiter’s disease
VL Rege, MF M Miranda, E Ferrao, V Coelho
July-August 1996, 62(4):237-238
Two classical cases of Reiter’s disease, one successfully treated with methotrexate and the other with sulphasalazine, are reported.
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Blister beetle dermatitis
G Kalla, Ashish Batra
July-August 1996, 62(4):267-268
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A piebald family
Lalit K Gupta, Sunit Maru, Asit Mittal, BL Masuria, Mukul Sharma, NK Bansal
July-August 1996, 62(4):233-234
Piebaldism is an uncommon congenital hypomelanotic disorder characterized by a white forelock and vitiligo like amelanotic macules. We report a family with piebaldism affecting four successive generations. The disease was present in 16 members of the family.
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Systemic corticosteroids in toxic epidermal necrolysis
Sandipan Dhar
July-August 1996, 62(4):270-271
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Onychomadesis in stevens johnson syndrome
Sandhya Acharya, C Balachandran
July-August 1996, 62(4):264-265
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Reversible onychomadesis induced by carbamazepine
VG Prabhakara, DS Krupa Shankar
July-August 1996, 62(4):256-257
An epileptic teenager put on carbamazepine therapy presented with onychomadesis 6 months later. Carbamazepine was substituted with Phenytoin. Affected nails were shed and healthy nails regrew in 5 months.
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Bart syndrome
RR Mittal, SP Singh, SS Gill, Dimple
July-August 1996, 62(4):266-267
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Topical vitamin A in exfoliative cheilitis
Jayadev Betkerur
July-August 1996, 62(4):268-269
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Cutis verticis gyrata with epilepsy
Jeetendra Saraswat, CM Kuldeep
July-August 1996, 62(4):269-270
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MN Das, A Ghorpade, C Ramanan, SK Bhoi
July-August 1996, 62(4):271-272
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Naevus comedonicus associated with epidermoid cyst
Deepak K Mathur, Puneet Bhargava, US Agarwal, Sandeep K Mathur, Ram Singh, Rishi Bhargava
July-August 1996, 62(4):250-251
Naevus comedonicus associated with epidermoid cyst is a rare association. Two such case reports are presented.
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Mutilating keratoderma with deaf-mutism
S Rastogi, Pramod Kumar, RD Mukhija
July-August 1996, 62(4):254-255
A 30-year-old woman presented with typical lesions of mutilating keratoderma. The .patient was deaf and dumb. Hyperkeratosis of palms and soles was present since infancy. Constriction of digits started by the age of 5 years. The clinical diagnosis was supported by histopathological examination.
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High incidence of polymorphic light eruption in Kota
Sandipan Dhar, Suresh Jain
July-August 1996, 62(4):265-266
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Becker’S naevus on lower limb
Ravi Vikram Singh, Sanjay Singh, SS Pandey
July-August 1996, 62(4):272-273
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Cutaneous sarcoidosis without systemic involvement: Response to intralesional corticosteroid
SK Singh, Sanjay Singh, SS Pandey
July-August 1996, 62(4):273-274
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Lichen planus in monozygotic twins
AK Mukhopadhyay, JN Dave, Samir Shah, NS Vora, BJ Cardoso, A Ghosh
July-August 1996, 62(4):252-253
A pair of identical twins presented with lichen planus involving skin and nails.
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Balanoposthitis in children with scabies
RR Mittal, Rita Dutt, SP Singh
July-August 1996, 62(4):269-269
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Atypical subcorneal pustular dermatosis
R Rajagopal
July-August 1996, 62(4):264-264
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Clinicomycological study of tinea capitis
Vijay Kumar, RC Sharma, Ram Chander
July-August 1996, 62(4):207-209
Clinicomycological spectrum of 72 patients of tinea capitis attending dermatological out patient departments of Kalawati Saran Children and Sucheta Kriplani Hospitals, New Delhi from May 1992 to April 1994 is studied. Majority of the patients were children (94%). Males and females were equally involved. Most of them belonged to low socioeconomic group; lived In the crowded environment; had regular bathing habit; used mustard oil and shared combs. Family history of tinea capitis was available in 29% of the cases. Duration· of disease varied from 20 days to 10 years. Large number (60%) of patients had multiple lesions. Commonest site involved was occiput. Non inflammatory type of lesions were observed in 68% of the cases. KOH examnination revealed endothrix and ectothrix spores in 56 and 7 patients respectively. Positivity of culture was observed in 47% of the cases and Trichophyton violaceum was the commonest species isolated.
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