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   1978| July-August  | Volume 44 | Issue 4  
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Substances Causing Contact Dermatitis
SJ Pasricha, AJ Kanwar
July-August 1978, 44(4):264-268
Analysis of the results of patch tests done on 490 cases of contact dermatitis seen over a period of 4 years showed that professional pursuits, hobbies and other similar activities account for the largest number of cases. Other causes of contact dermatitis include cosmetics, wearing apparels, locally applied medicines and air-borne antigens. Various patterns of distribution of the lesions of contact dermatitis produced by various substances are discussed.
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Vulnerability of Policemen To Syphilis and Gonorrhoea
PC Dube, SW Kulkarni
July-August 1978, 44(4):206-210
Venereal diseases all over the world are assuming alarming proportions. Policemen, usually considered the custodians of society are in no way immune to this and in fact syphilis and gonnorrhoes in them showed 13.5 percent prevalence. They contact the infections in their middle age, often from ticket less travelers or convicted women and expose themselves to these dreaded diseases for pleasure or in the company of friends. Unmarried state and long separation from family seem to predispose the policemen to the exposures. Irregularity and improper treatment causes ping-pong infection between husband and wife. Regular medical examination and more rigid social and personal control are recommended. Other relevant factors leading to vulnerability have been discussed.
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Serum Copper Level in Pigmented Disorders of Skin
SP Agarwal, RC Sinha
July-August 1978, 44(4):211-213
Serum copper levels in 30 normal individuals, 52 cases of cutaneous hyperpigmentation and 10 cases of cutaneous depigmentation have been estimated, Diediyl didiicarbamate method of serum copper estimation was used. The average normal serum copper level was 108.72 microgram per 100 mi. of serum. The level was higher in females as compared to males. The serum copper level was highest in dark complexioned females and lowest in faircomplexioned males. Depigmented lesions exhibited lower serum copper levels and hyperpigmented lesions higher values as compared to normal.
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Eczema in Infants and Children: Aetiological and Clinical Observations
S Bhattacharyya, AK Banerjee
July-August 1978, 44(4):214-217
A series of 70 infants and children with eczema was studied with reference to the aetiology and clinical features. Data on age and sex incidence, socioeconomic status, dietary history and occurrence of allergic diseases and scabies in the family are presented. The eczema was scabetic in 36 (51.4%), pediculous in 7 (10%), microbic in 9 (13 %), seborrhoeic in 10(14.3%), atopic in 6 (8.6%) and due to irritants in 2 (2.9 %).
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Dapsone in Treatment of Pemphigus
PV Naik Sadananda, PP Paily
July-August 1978, 44(4):218-223
Even today corticosteroids is the drug of choice in the management of pemphigus. The side effects of steroid therapy are significant and unavoidable because in majority of cases, the maintenance therapy may have to be continued for the life time of the patient. Dapsone was administered along with corticosteroids in 5 cases of pemphigus and 9 cases were treated on conventional lines. It is our observation that dapsone administered along with corticosteroids helps to reduce the daily requirement of steroids for controlling the disease and also to reduce the dose of steroids during maintenance therapy. The side effects of steroids observed were also minimum. We also observed that the disease is less common and less severe in Southern India than in Northern India.
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Dapsone Responsive Pemphigus
VL Rege, VN Sehgal, MF Mascarenhas
July-August 1978, 44(4):224-226
A 45 year old female diagnosed clinically ,and histopathologically as a case of pemhigus responded well to prednisolone initially. The exacerbation of the condition on withdrawal of prednisolone could not be controlled even with sustained high dosage of prednisolone which led to multiple side effects. Dapsone in the dosage of 100 mg per day controlled the disease. The control of pemphigus in the patient by dapsone was further confirmed by withdrawal and reinstitution of the drug.
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Extra Genital Donovanosis
SR Garg, Sardari Lal
July-August 1978, 44(4):227-228
A 40 year old male having extra genital donovanosis over the right low back with subcutaneous sinus tract connecting these ulcers with the healed ulcer in the night inguinal region is presented.
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Malignant Acanthosis Nigricans
Kamlesh Kumar, CR Sarin
July-August 1978, 44(4):229-232
A case of malignant acanthosis nigricans associated with gastric adenocarcinoma is reported. Patient had characteristic pigmented warty.lesions especially over the flexural areas ( axillae, groins, perianal region and neck ) and mucosae. Gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma was done in 1968. Metastasis occurred in liver and lungs. With anticancer antibiotic Mitomycin-C patient improved and cutaneous lesions regressed. Patient died 5 months after discharge.
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OP Singh, AJ Kanwar
July-August 1978, 44(4):233-235
A family of six patients with trichoopitheliomas is reported. Tle mode of inheritance is shown to be autosomal dominant
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Reiter's Disease
K Anandam, RP Deshpande
July-August 1978, 44(4):236-241
A case of Reiter's disease occurring in a 28 year old male is, reported. PatieiK had classical triad of urethritis, and well as balanoposthitis. There were no erosive lesions on buccit'mucosa but di ffu se pig!nentadon of oml cavity and tongue was present. No lesions of keratoderma blnn6rrh4gica or nail changes were seen. By urethroscopy changes of posterior urethritis and prostatitis were noticed, ESR was consistently high and serum electrophoresis showed increased alpha-I ' alpha-e, beta and gainma globulins. Roentgenographically typical change like bilateral sacroiliac arthritis and calcaneal spur were present
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A Study of 300 Cases of Psoriasis
TK Mehta, RN Shah, L Marquis
July-August 1978, 44(4):242-244
Three hundred cases of psoriasis were studied for various laboratory finding. The incidence was 1.5% of the total skin cases of the 0 P D attendance. The maximum incidence of 260 cases (86.67) was seen in the age group of 11-50 years. The paediatric and geriatric age group showed a low incidence. The ratio of male to female was 4: 1. Provocative or precipitating factors like septic focus, trauma, seasonal variation, vaccinations, asthma, dysentry, pregnancy, emotional stress etc. were found in some cases. Association of these factors may be coincidental or non-specific. Six (2%) of our cases gave history of similar disease in the family. In our series, hypercalcaemia was noted in 20% of the cases while only 3.33% showed hypocalcaemia. Out of two of our pustular psoriasis one showed hypocalcaemia while other had normal serum calcium level. Diabetes mellitus was detected in 16 of our cases (5.33%). Hyperuricaemia was found in 60 of our cases (20%). Out of these 60 cases, two had psoriatic arthropathy. Serum cholesterol was high in 5% of cases, low in 15% of cases.
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Infantile Psoriasis
TR Bedi, S Kaur
July-August 1978, 44(4):242-244
A case of an infant developing plaques )f psoriasis at the age of 3 weeks is reported. There was no family history of psoriasis. The lesions clearedon treatment with 5 pcrcent tarointmcnt. The disease appeared mild and subsequent follow up over 6 months did not show a relapse.
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