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   1994| January-February  | Volume 60 | Issue 1  
 
 
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Surgical treatment in acrofacial vitiligo
H Bharat Shah, P Suresh Joshipura, K Janak Thakkar
January-February 1994, 60(1):26-27
A total 18 patients of stationary acrofacial vitiligo, relatively resistant to medical treatment, of various age were selected for blister grafting. Duration of their disease varied from 3 to 10 years. The autografts were taken up and cosmetically acceptable result were seen in approximately 90% of the cases during the follow up period varying from 6 months to 2 years.
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CASE REPORTS
Segmental tuberculosis verrucosa cutis
H Hanumanthappa
January-February 1994, 60(1):37-37
A case of segmental Tuberculosis Verrucosa Cutis is reported in 10 year old boy. The condition was resembling the ascending lymphangitic type of sporotrichosis. The lesions cleared on treatment with INH 150 mg daily for 6 months.
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Naevus lipomatosus superficialis of Hoffman and Zurhelle
Sandipan Dhar, Bhushan Kumar, Inderjeet Kaur
January-February 1994, 60(1):39-40
A 45 year old male presented with a large yellowish irregular surfaced tumour of 5 years duration, situated over lower back. There were comedo like lesions over it and a few nodules on top showed necrosis. A diagnosis of naevus lipomatosus superficialis was made. Histopathology revealed presence of mature adipose tissue interposed with bundles of collagen within the reticular dermis. Late appearance, large size, extension beyond midline, comedolike lesions were some unusual features observed in this rare disorder.
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STUDIES
Serum proteins, trace metals and phosphatases in psoriasis
M Bhatnagar, A Bapna, AK Khare
January-February 1994, 60(1):18-21
Serum proteins, zinc, copper, acid phosphatase (AcPase) and alkaline phosphatase (AlPase) were studied in both active and remission phases of psoriasis. Data were compared with healthy controls, ?1, ? and ? globulins were high in active phase while ?1 and ? globulins were at par in remission phase. Serum copper was low but zinc and alkaline phosphatase were significantly high in both active and remission phases of the disease. Acid phosphatase level was at par in all the experimental groups. Study suggests a positive correlation of globulin, zinc and Alpase in active and remission phase of psoriasis.
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Epidemilogical and microbiological correlates of bacterial vaginosis
P Bhalla, A Kaushika
January-February 1994, 60(1):8-14
Female population comprised of 544 with vaginitis and 258 asymptomatic were screened for presence of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), Trichomonas vaginalis, Candida albicans, Gardnerella vaginalis and Mycoplasma hominis. Bacterial vaginosis, diagnosed on the basis of clinical criteria and gram's stained vaginal smear findings, was present in 50 percent of symptomatic cases and 21.8 percent of asymptomatic women. G. vaginalis, M. hominis and T. vaginalis were significantly associated with a diagnosis of BV. BV showed a positive correlation with lower socio-economic status and parity of more than 2. Prevalence of G. vaginalis was significantly higher among women who were ? 33 years of age, had been married for a shorter duration, gave history of intercourse in the preceding 48 hours and were of lower socio-economic status.
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CASE REPORTS
Tuberculoid leprosy involving hairy scalp:A case report
Ashok Ghorpade, Cherukot Ramanan, Pratap Manglani
January-February 1994, 60(1):41-42
Tuebrculoid leprosy involving the hairy scalp is described. The lesion was single, raised, involved the hairy area of scalp and extended to the surrounding non hairy area also. It is interesting to note that scalp, which is presumed to be immune to leprosy, was singled out by the Mycobacterium leprae, leaving other cooler areas free. To the best of our knowledge such a preferential scalp affliction has not been reported earlier in literature.
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Periumbilical perforating pseudoxanthoma elasticum
Shanthi Muralidhar
January-February 1994, 60(1):51-53
A case of periumbilical perforating pseudoxanthoma elasticum occurring characteristically in an elderly, multiparous, obese, diabetic female is reported.
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Generalized acute mucocutaneous herpes simplex
RR Mittal, RLS Walia, C Jain
January-February 1994, 60(1):54-55
A case of generalized acute mucocutaneous herpes simplex is reported in a 15 years old boy. There was neither underlying disease nor any evidence of genetic or acquired immune deficiency.
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Pachyonychia congenita tarda
AK Jaiswal, S Badrinath, J Pillai, M Bhardwaj
January-February 1994, 60(1):43-44
A case of Pachyonychia congenita is being reported. The interesting feature being the onset of nail changes beyond the first few years of life.
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Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia
BV Ramachandra, C Suneetha, Sunde
January-February 1994, 60(1):45-46
A case of ALHE presenting as multiple, linearly arranged polypoidal nodules in left infrascapular region in a 48 years old male is presented.
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Fauntail naevus
Sandipan Dhar
January-February 1994, 60(1):47-48
Two cases of Faun-tail naevus are presented. Both the patients had clinical and radiological evidence of bifid 5th lumber spine. However, neither of them had any neurological complications.
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Photosensitivity to selsun shampoo
MZ Mani
January-February 1994, 60(1):49-50
A case of photosensitive dermatitis, occurring after the second application of 2.5% selenium sulphide (Selsun shampoo, Abbot), is reported. The shampoo was diluted to half strength with water, before use. The patient had pityriasis versicolor, with extensive lesions on the covered as well as exposed areas.
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Cysticercus cellulosae cutis
M Jayaraman, KV Kumar Sampath, VR Janaki, Yesudian
January-February 1994, 60(1):38-38
A case of cysticercus cellulosae is reported with its unique histopathological features.
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Cicatricial pemphigoid:Ocular risk
Sandipan Dhar
January-February 1994, 60(1):31-33
Two cases of cicatricial pemphigoid are reported. In one patient (case 1) the disease started as early as at 27 years of age. In both the cases oral mucosa was first affected and circulating anti BMZ antibodies were negative.
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Primary systemic amyloidosis, presenting as periorbital pigmentation
JN Barbhuiya, PK Guha, BN Dutta
January-February 1994, 60(1):34-36
A case of primary systemic amyloidosis with periorbital pigmentation is reported. She had muscular weakness, weight loss, paresthesia of hand, hoarseness, oedema, dyspnoea, macroglossia, dysphagia & purpura. There was extreme fragility of both involved or non-involved skin. Fat aspirate from abdominal subcutaneous tissue was positive for amyloid.
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LETTER TO EDITOR
Minocycline induced lingual hyperpigmentation
N Khanna, KR Pandhi
January-February 1994, 60(1):56-56
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Exfoliative dermatitis due to topical mercury application (para)
Mahesh Unni
January-February 1994, 60(1):56-57
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Atopic dermatitis of scalp
Dhar Sandipan
January-February 1994, 60(1):57-58
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Squamous cell carcinoma from limbus of eye in xeroderma pigmentosum
Udagani, MM, VG Govekar
January-February 1994, 60(1):57-57
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Short contact therapy in psoriasis Tar vs Anthralin
PK Kar
January-February 1994, 60(1):22-25
Thirty cases (group I) having psoriasis were studied with a view to assess the efficacy of combination of short contact coal tar therapy, sunrays exposure and short contact anthralin therapy. Results were compared with thirty patients (group II) with psoriasis using anthralin paste as per Ingram technique as control. The combined short contact therapy in group I patients with intensive 90 to 120 minutes treatment sessions done once in every alternate day resulted in complete clearing in 19 (63.3%) patients, 3 (10%) showed more than 50% clearing of lesions, 6 (20%) had 21-50% improvement of lesions, one (3.3%) had 5-20% improvement and disease got worse in one (3.3%) case. The average rate of clearance of lesions started to appear between 10-22 days with a mean of 16 days. In group II out of 30 patients using anthralin paste every day, 16 (53.3%) showed complete clearing of lesions, 5 (16.6%) showed more than 50% clearing of lesions, 4 (13.3%) had 21-50% improvement of lesions, two (6.6%) patients had 5-20% improvement of lesions and the disease got worse in 3 (10%) cases. The average rate of clearance of lesions started to appear between 18-28 days with a mean of 23 days. The combined short contact therapy schedule allows minimal time away from work, decreased hours per week in contact with coal tar and anthralin, decreased cost and a low risk of side effects.
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Incidence of chlamydial infection in women in Hyderabad
MS Rao Srinivas, Nandan Singh
January-February 1994, 60(1):28-30
The incidence of Chlamydial infection was studied in 160 women of different age groups in Hyderabad from different categories of patients. They were 50 prostitutes from red light area, 40 women with mucopurulent vaginal discharge, 40 women with infertility and 30 women attending antenatal clinics. The enzyme linked immunoassy incorporated in Orgenics Immunocomb kit (supplied by Orgenics Ltd. Israel) was used to detect low level of antibodies in single serum dilutions. The study showed an incidence of 54% in prostitutes, 47.5% in women with mucopurulent vaginal discharge, 15% in women with infertility and 13.35% in women attending antenatel clinics.
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STUDIES
Influence of liposomal drug entrapment on the performance of corticosteroid creams
GU Rao, RSR Murthy, YS Marfatia, Rajesh Shankar
January-February 1994, 60(1):5-7
Skin blanching and clinical efficacy of a liposomally entrapped Triamcinolone acetonide (TRMA) cream was compared with that of the conventional TRMA cream in healthy human volunteers and eczema patients respectively. Both the creams showed equal efficacy in eczema patients. A significant reduction in the skin blanching response with the liposomal TRMA cream as compared to the conventional TRMA cream suggests a decrease in the systemic absorption of the corticosteroid with the former.
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Study of cutaneous insensible perspiration in different age-group
RP Okhandiar, Shankar Hem Sharma, DP Singh, Mishra
January-February 1994, 60(1):15-17
Gradual diminition of cutaneous insensible perspiration is observed with advancement of age which becomes significant suggesting altered stratum corneum, in old age.
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