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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)
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)
BACKGROUND Psoriatic nail changes predispose to onychomycosis because it becomes easier for fungi to penetrate an already compromised nail plate. Moreover, some of the psoriatic nail changes closely resemble onychomycosis. AIM To investigate cases of nail psoriasis for any evidence of onychomycosis. METHODS Seventy-two patients with psoriasis were(More)
Congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN) may rarely regress which may also be associated with a halo or vitiligo. We describe a 10-year-old girl who presented with CMN on the left leg since birth, which recently started to regress spontaneously with associated depigmentation in the lesion and at a distant site. Dermoscopy performed at different sites of the(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)
We describe two cases of methotrexate toxicity occurring due to inappropriate self-medication with the drug. The first patient was a 57-year-old man with plaque-type psoriasis on intermittent methotrexate therapy. He discontinued his medications for 2 months and had exacerbation of psoriasis for which he self-medicated with methotrexate following which he(More)
BACKGROUND Lichen simplex chronicus (LSC) of the anogenital region, is a benign, extremely uncomfortable disease. AIMS As very little is known about the cause of anogenital LSC (AGLSC), we undertook this study to determine various clinico-etiological factors involved in it and to assess the frequency of AGLSC. METHODS This was a descriptive study,(More)
Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disorder caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi . It frequently involves the nasopharynx and occasionally affects the skin. We report a case of 45-year-old man who had disseminated cutaneous rhinosporidiosis with cutaneous pseudohorn, its base arising from rhinosporidiosis. The case presented with multiple reddish(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)