Read by QxMD icon Read

Indian Journal of Dermatology

Anupama Bains, Saurabh Singh, Apoorvi Dubey, Meenakshi Rao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Ayush Keshav Singhal, Abhishek De, Abu Hena Hasanoor Reja, Ishad Aggarwal, Nidhi Sharma, Asad Ansari, Aarti Sarda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Pragya Ashok Nair, Niral Sheth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Lai San Wong, Yi-Chien Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Anurag Mehta, Poojan Agarwal
Paget's disease of the vulva is a rare intraepithelial neoplasm, accounting for <5% of all vulvar lesions. The underlying mechanisms of this disease are still poorly understood, however, diagnosing a Pagetoid lesion early is of prime importance as it may forewarn an underlying systemic malignancy. We discuss the case of an elderly female who was being conservatively treated for infectious lesion of the lower urinary tract and vulva for months. She was subsequently confirmed on histopathology with vulvar Paget's and underlying urothelial carcinoma, with the help of an extensive panel of immunohistochemistry...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Flavia Franco Veiga, Maiara Ignacio Costa, Érika Seki Kioshima Cótica, Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski, Melyssa Negri
Onychomycosis is a fungal nail infection, considered as a public health problem because it is contagious and it interferes with the quality of life. It has long and difficult treatment, with many side effects and high cost. Propolis extract (PE) is a potential alternative to conventional antifungal agents because it has low cost, accessibility, and low toxicity. Herein, we report the favorable response of PE in onychomycosis in three elderly patients.
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Minkee Park, Myeong Jin Park, Mi Soo Choi, Chan Hee Nam, Byung Cheol Park, Seung Phil Hong, Myung Hwa Kim
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection may present with severe and atypical cutaneous diseases. Psoriasis also can develop in HIV patients associated with immune dysfunction and be presented as more severe and atypical manifestation. Furthermore, treatment of psoriasis in HIV patients can be complex and challenging. Herein, we report the case of a 50-year-old male with a 9-year history of HIV infection who developed an uncommon clinical variant of psoriasis with psoriatic arthritis and we discuss a possible pathogenesis of this autoimmune disease and possible treatment...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Jorge Magdaleno-Tapial, Cristian Valenzuela-Oñate, José María Ortiz-Salvador, Pablo Hernández-Bel, Víctor Alegre-De Miquel
Nodular secondary syphilis results from the hematogenous and lymphatic dissemination of spirochetes. Clinically, the lesions appear as partially infiltrated plaques or red-violaceous nodules, which can be solitary or multiple. Several hypotheses have been put forward to explain the formation of these infiltrated or granulomatous lesions. Among the most accepted are the specific hypersensitivity reactions to Treponema pallidum or the lenghty duration of the disease. We present a case of nodular syphilis where immunohistochemistry revealed the presence of multiple spirochetes invading the epidermis...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Mónica Fernández-Sánchez, Yann Charli-Joseph, Judith Domínguez-Cherit, Saul Guzman-Herrera, Gustavo Reyes-Terán
In situ squamous cell carcinoma of the skin (SCCis or Bowen's disease) is a common intraepidermal cutaneous malignancy with a low invasive potential. Acral Bowen's disease is usually solitary, but multiple acral SCCis have been reported. Pigmented Bowen's disease is typically unilesional and characterized by a hyperpigmented plaque with a velvety of keratotic surface, which can eventually simulate melanoma clinically. We describe two HIV-positive patients who presented with multiple pigmented SCCis involving the distal extremities...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Krishna Talukdar, Ajay Chopra, Debdeep Mitra, Barnali Mitra
Background: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have a definite role in the facilitation of HIV infection, which, in turn, also increases susceptibility to other STIs. Further, the social stigma and secrecy surrounding STIs create difficulty in estimating its true incidence and prevalence. Objective: The objective of this study was to know the pattern of diseases including different clinical presentations and final diagnosis among the STI clinic attendees. Materials and Methods: This study was a hospital-based study; a predesigned and pretested schedule was used to collect data from 140 patients after obtaining their consent...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Shikha Verma, Binod Kumar Thakur, Vandana Raphael, Devinder Mohan Thappa
Background: Subcutaneous mycoses, although rare, are frequently reported from northeast India. Their spectrum varies with geographic region. Materials and Methods: We evaluated clinical records and histopathological features of subcutaneous mycoses cases seen during April 2013 to March 2017. Results: A total of 70 patients (44 males and 26 females) of subcutaneous mycoses were analyzed. Sixty-one percent of patients were 20-60 years old. Duration of the disease ranged from 3 months to 25 years...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Mary Vineetha, S Sheeja, M I Celine, M S Sadeep, Seena Palackal, P E Shanimole, S Saranya Das
Background: The incidence of dermatophytosis is increasing over the last few years and there are many cases which are recurrent and chronic. Aim: The aim was to study the host and pathogen factors in dermatophytosis, to identify the species responsible, and to study the histopathological features of chronic dermatophytosis. Materials and Methods: It was a descriptive study conducted in the Department of Dermatology for a period of 1 year and all patients who were clinically diagnosed as dermatophytosis were included...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Ishita Ghosh, Bandhan Paul, Nibedita Das, Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, Manas Kumar Chakrabarti
Context: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and reproductive tract infections (RTIs) constitute important public health problem worldwide. Syndromic diagnosis of vaginal/cervical discharge (VCD) is often inaccurate leading to over- or under-treatment. Aims: This study aimed to ascertain the laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of VCD and their relative frequency in a group of patients presenting to a STI clinic in eastern India and to determine the sensitivity and specificity of clinical diagnosis...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Bineeta Kashyap, Nisha Goyal, Neha Gupta, N P Singh, Vinod Kumar
Background and Objective: Syphilis, besides being a significant cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality, is a substantial cause of adult morbidity. A discordant serological result can present a diagnostic challenge; hence, a fundamental knowledge about the diagnostic limitations or interpretation of these assays becomes imperative for the clinicians to avoid management dilemma. The study was proposed to see the usefulness and correlation of Treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay (TPHA) with varying titers of Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) test...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Rani Mathew, Bangalath Najeem, Kunjumani Sobhanakumary, Beena Sunny, Carol Pinheiro, Balakrishnan Anukumar
Background: Herpes genitalis is an ulcerating sexually transmitted infection, the clinical importance of which lies in its ability to produce painful and recurrent disease in addition to its potential role as a cofactor in acquisition and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus. In recent years, there are increasing reports of genital herpes due to herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 from various parts of the world. Molecular diagnostic methods such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) have got both diagnostic and prognostic significance in genital herpes...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Swastika Suvirya, Mukesh Shukla, Sucheta Pathania, Gopa Banerjee, Ajit Kumar, Adarsh Tripathi
Context: Illnesses affecting sexual organs and its correlation with improper sexual behavior lead to a negative attitude and discriminating behavior towards people affected by such disorders. Aim: The aim was to study the stigma associated with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among patients attending Suraksha clinic at a tertiary care hospital in northern India. Settings and Design: This was a hospital-based cross-sectional study. Subjects and Methods: The present study was conducted at Suraksha (STI) clinic, King George's Medical University, Uttar Pradesh...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Shruti Semwal, Deepti Joshi, Garima Goel, Dinesh Asati, Neelkamal Kapoor
Background: Hansen's disease is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae . It is characterized by a wide range of clinical and histological manifestations. Ridley-Jopling criteria are widely used for classifying leprosy. The demonstration of acid-fast bacilli on slit-skin smear examination and in skin biopsy aids in its diagnosis. Aim: The aim of the present study was to perform clinico-histological correlation of skin lesions in all patients with a clinical suspicion of Hansen's disease...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Pitchaimani Govindharaj, Sampathkumar Srinivasan, Joydeepa Darlong
Introduction: Leprosy still remains a public health problem in India. Stigma and associated psychosocial problems are common in leprosy and may affect the quality of life (QoL). This study aimed to assess the QoL of the person affected by leprosy living in Purulia district, West Bengal. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 358 persons affected by leprosy above the age of 18 years and who were reporting at tertiary leprosy referral hospital, Purulia, West Bengal, from April to July 2017...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Sneha Ghunawat, Vineet Relhan, Shankila Mittal, Jaspriya Sandhu, Vijay Kumar Garg
Background: Childhood leprosy is an important marker of the status of the ongoing leprosy control programme, as it is an indicator of active disease transmission in the community. Despite achievement of elimination status of leprosy in 2005, the reported prevalence of childhood cases continue to be high. Method: A retrospective analysis of 11 year records of leprosy patients aged less than 15 years in a tertiary care hospital of central Delhi was carried out from 2005-2015...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Abu Hena Hasanoor Reja, Abhishek De, Pradip Kumar Patra, Supratik Biswas, Umesh Duttagupta, Amrita Sil, Nibir Biswas, Surajita Bannerjee, Aarti Sarda, Basudev Bhattacharya
Introduction: Mycobacterium leprae has a small genome and a tendency of persisting as a very low-grade infection. The authors have shown earlier, that the changes in TTC repeats, in M. leprae genome may contribute to the restriction of the pathogenicity of the bacterium and its survival strategy in case of pure neural Hansen's disease. We suspect, that a similar genomic reduction if happens in treated cases of Hansen's disease, can be a determining factor for developing persisters and relapse...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"