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   1999| May-June  | Volume 65 | Issue 3  
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Short-term treatment of pityrosporum folliculitis with itraconazole
D Parsad, R Saini, KS Negi
May-June 1999, 65(3):122-123
We compared the efficacy and safety of short-term itraconazole with that of placebo in 26 patients of pityrosporum folliculitis. Twenty-six patients of mycologically proven pityrosporum folliculitis entered a double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Patients were randomly assigned to 7 days of treatment with either itraconazole, 200 mg once daily, or placebo. A global clinical assessment and micological examination (KOH und smear examination) were performed at baseline and at 4 weeks after treatment. In this study, itraconazole in a dose of 200mg for 7 days produced a distinct and statistically significant improvement over placebo (p<0.01). 84.6% of itraconazole treated patients were considered to be healed or markedly improved at the study’s end point compared with 8.3% of placebo treated group (p<0.0). Eighty-four percent of patients receiving active treatment showed negative mycological examination as compared to 8.3% of placebo-treated group (p<0.0l). Short-term treatment with itraconazole is effective and well tolerated in the management of pityrosporum folliculitis.
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Vulval varicosities in pregnancy
V Shiva Kumar, P Madhavamurthy
May-June 1999, 65(3):147-148
Vulval varicosities reportedly occurs in pregnant women. We report a case of vulval varicosities with associated varicosities of the breast, and saphenous veins, which regressed competely post partum with conservative management.
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Role of laser therapy in post herpetic neuralgia
SS Mann, SP Dewan, Amarjit Kaur, Prem Kumar, P Anil Kumar Dhawan
May-June 1999, 65(3):134-136
The efficacy of combi laser therapy was evaluated in fifty cases of post herpetic neuralgia (PHN) of different age groups (31 to 81 years) and with varying duration of illness from 2 months to 4 and a half years in the present study. The affected areas were irradiated from a distance of 5 cms using the probe of 12×70 watts at a frequency of 1000 Hz, each area being exposed for a time period of 5 minutes and 6 seconds. In each case the combi laser therapy was given for 15 consecutive days and therapeutic effect of the therapy was evaluated after 5th, 10th and 15th laser application during the treatment with the help of visual analogue scale (VAS). Patients started responding to the therapy after an average of 3.28 laser applications and VAS steadily decreased as the therapy progressed. After completion of therapy, 43 (86%) out of 50 cases showed excellent relief (76-100%) and remaining 7 (14%) cases showed partial relief (4 (8%) cases with good relief (51-75%), 2 (4%) cases with fair relief (26-50%) and 1(2%) case with poor relief (1- 25%)]. Partial relief in our 7 cases could be due to multiple factors like prolonged duration of illness, involvement of ophthalmic division of trigeminal nerve and formation of scarring and keloids. No side effects were observed during the treatment as well as during the follow up period of 8 weeks.
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Assessment of the aetiological factors of non-specific (non gonococcal) urethritis, taking burning micturition as criteria
Anandam Kuravi
May-June 1999, 65(3):128-130
Out of 90 cases of non-specific Urethritis investigated, aetiohgical factors could be found in 58 cases. However, in 45 cases i.e.. 50%, the causative factors turned out to be common factors like pyogenic, gonococcal, fungal, and trichomonal infections only.
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Single dose itraconazole therapy in tinea versicolor; A double blind, randomised placebo controlled study
BC Ravikumar, C Balachandran, L Sabitha
May-June 1999, 65(3):151-152
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Cutaneous tuberculosis in children a clinico-microbiological study
Latika Arya, RV Koranne, Manorama Deb
May-June 1999, 65(3):137-139
Twenty untreated patients of cutaneous tuberculosis varying from 2-12 years of age were included in the study. The incidence of cutaneous tuberculosis amongst the paediatric dermatological patients was 0.36%. Of these, 10 had lupus vulgaris, 8 had scrofuloderma, 3 had tuberculosis verrucosa cutis and 2 had lichen scrofulosorum. Three patients concomitantly had more than one type of skin tuberculosis. Systemic involvement in the form of pulmonary and osseous system was seen in 45% cases. The tubeculin test was uniformly positive. Affirmative clinico-histopathological correlation was observed in all the patients. However, acid fast bacilli could not be demonstrated in any of the sections. Only one patient (scrofuloderma) exhibited AFB on smear examination. In the same patient, M. tuberculosis could be cultured on L-J medium. However, Elisa for IgM antibodies in serum was positive in 12 (60%) cases. Need for newer techniques in the diagnosis is emphasised.
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Lepromatous leprosy presenting as a swelling in the neck
Devraj Dogra, Kaushal K Verma, Apra Sood, Rohini Handa
May-June 1999, 65(3):149-150
A 25-year-old electrician presented with gradually progressive, asymptomatic swelling on left side of the neck since 2 years. The swelling which was initially diagnosed as cervical lymphadenitis by the internist represented the enlarged left great auricular nerve. Cutaneous examination revealed an ill-defined, hypoaesthetic macule with minimal atrophy on the pinna of the left ear. The histopathology of the nerve showed a lepromatous neuritis with bacteriological index (BI) of 5+.
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Cutaneous leishmaniasis with unusual presentation
ML Khatri, M Shafi, M Banghazil
May-June 1999, 65(3):140-142
Three cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis with unusual presentation seen at Central Hospital Tripoli, Libya are described. Case No. 1 and 2 had 102 and 109 noduloulcerative lesions with generalized almost bilaterally symmetrical distribution, suggestive of dissemination. Case No.3 had large verrucous carcinoma but histopathology suggested lupoid (chronic cutaneous) leishmaniasis. Patient No. 2 developed hypersensitivity reaction to sodium stibogluconate after 10 days but responded well to the treatment. Case No.2 did not tolerate the above treatment and was treated successfully with combination of rifampicin and INH. Case No.3 was treated successfully with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy given by Cryosurg-Frigitonics, using special open probes.
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HIV Infection in patients of sexually transmitted diseases
SK Sayal, CM Gupta, S Sanghi
May-June 1999, 65(3):131-133
A total of 1027 male patients suffering from sexually transmitted diseases (STD) during 1990 to 1996 were screened for HIV infection. All cases were in the age group 17years to 48 years. One hundred and sixty-seven STD cases (16.3%) were found to have HIV infection. A rising trend in incidence of HIV infection in STD patients from 1990 (2.8%) to 1996 (27.8%) was noticed contrary to declining trend of STDs from 213 cases in 1990 to 79 cases in 1996. The incidence of HIV infection was 30.3% in lymphogranuloma venereum, 19.5% in chancroid, 13.5% in syphilis, 17.6% in herpes genitalis, 6.7% in gonorrhoea and 11.2% in other STD cases.
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De sanctis cacchione syndrome
Najeeba Riyaz, A Riyaz
May-June 1999, 65(3):145-146
A case of de Sanctis Cacchione syndrome in a female infant is presented.
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Peyronies disease, scleroderma and diabetes mellitus
Gurcharan Singh, Nagaraja , Sunil Prabhu, Madan Mohan
May-June 1999, 65(3):152-152
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Goldenhar syndrome with unusual features
A Riyaz, Najeeba Riyaz
May-June 1999, 65(3):143-144
We report two cases of Goldenhar syndrome in whom bilateral ocular and auricular changes were observed. One patient also had hypertelorism, macrophthalmia and bulbous nose.
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Prevalence of various dermatoses in school children
Gatha S Rao, Pramod Kumar, Maria Kuruvilla
May-June 1999, 65(3):126-127
In a school survey of 1161 children from 2 different schools studying in 1st to 5th standard between the age of 6 and 12 years, 890 (76.65%) students were found to have disorders of skin and its appendages. Most of the dermatoses were asymptomatic and were diagnosed in the routine examination. Nevoid conditions were seen in 255 (21.96%) students. Communicable dermatoses were noted in 221 (19%) students and nutritional deficiencies were seen in 78 (6.71%) students. Rest of the students had miscellaneous conditions. Health education and good personal hygiene will definitely help to improve the health status of the school children.
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Dermatoses of the hand-an observation
Pramod Kumar, Gatha S Rao, Maria Kuruvilla
May-June 1999, 65(3):124-125
After going through 1000 case files of patients registered in the skin department of K.M.C. Hospital, it was found that 166 (16.6%) of them had dermatoses restricted to their hands. Based on the clinical findings and clinical diagnosis recorded, the various dermatoses were tabulated and evaluated. Ninety-two males and 74 females had dermatoses of hands. Warts and eczemas formed the major chunk of cases. Females out numbered males among patients with warts and eczemas.
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Autologous thin thiersch’s grafts in vitiligo: Experience of 800 cases, 500 grafts (1959-98) with modified technique in 198 cases in the year 1997-98
PN Behl, O Azad, R Kak, G Srivastava
May-June 1999, 65(3):117-121
The present study, spread over past four decades of experience gathered after operating 8000 stable vitiligo patients, reaffirms the value of thin Thiersch’s grafts in treating this disfiguring disease. Under experienced hands, the success rate can be over 95%. However, selection of the patient, quality of the graft and the state of the donor and recipient sites can affect the final outcome.
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Nevus depigmentosus with segmental vitiligo
Niti Gupta, Shrutakirthi D Shenoi
May-June 1999, 65(3):152-153
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Do You Know?
MP Binitha
May-June 1999, 65(3):158-158
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May-June 1999, 65(3):154-154
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