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BACKGROUND Alopecia areata (AA) shows several well-defined dermoscopic features which may help in confirming diagnosis in AA. AIMS We carried out a study to examine the dermoscopic features of AA and develop a protocol for diagnosis of AA by dermoscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Dermoscopy was performed in 66 patients with AA. Hanse HVS-500NP dermoscope(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis patients are at increased risk of developing the metabolic syndrome (MS). Proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-6 that are increased in the psoriatic plaques are known to contribute to features of MS such as hypertension, dyslipidemia and insulin resistance. AIMS (1) To establish the frequency of MS in(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, we noted increasing number of cases of Kaposi's varicelliform eruption (KVE) among dermatology in-patients who were being treated for various dermatoses, some of which have not been reported earlier to be associated with KVE, and hence, this report. AIMS This study was designed to identify various dermatoses in which KVE occurred, to(More)
Mal de Meleda is a rare autosomal recessive transgradient palmoplantar keratoderma characterized by transgradient keratoderma with associated scleroatrophy, nail changes, pseudoainhum around digits and perioral erythema, without a tendency for spontaneous resolution. Involvement of the lip by keratoderma has not been reported in the English literature. Here(More)
BACKGROUND Hypopigmentary disorders are common group of dermatoses in pediatric age group. AIM To study the frequency and patterns of hypopigmentary disorders in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was a descriptive clinical study spanning over a period of 23 months. A total of 113 children (61 boys and 52 girls) were included in this study. (More)
Plasma cell leukemia (PCL) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by a malignant proliferation of plasma cells (PC) in blood and marrow. Cutaneous involvement is very rare in PCL. We present the case of a 45-year-old lady who presented with multiple hemorrhagic nodules and plaques in the skin. Her total leucocyte count was 2,00,200/cmm with(More)
Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis, also known as hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type IV, is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by the congenital lack of pain sensation, inability to sweat, episodes of recurrent hyperpyrexia, mental retardation, and self-mutilating behavior. It is an extremely rare disorder with only a(More)