Arika Bansal

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BACKGROUND Parthenium dermatitis is a serious problem in India. Corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment but the prolonged use of corticosteroids can cause serious side effects. Azathioprine used in daily doses has been shown to be effective. AIM We have evaluated the effectiveness of azathioprine weekly pulse doses for the treatment of parthenium(More)
Kindler syndrome is an inherited skin condition that presents with blistering followed by photosensitivity and a progressive poikiloderma. The disorder results from mutations in the KIND1 gene, encoding the protein kindlin-1, a recently characterized 677-amino acid protein involved in anchorage of the actin cytoskeleton to the extracellular matrix. We(More)
Twenty nail dystrophy (TND) is a manifestation of several dermatoses and its association with vitiligo is rare. It may be consequent upon a common autoimmune insult to the melanocytes and the nail matrix. We report a patient of acrofacial vitiligo who developed TND. Nail matrix biopsy revealed focal lichenoid reaction and chronic inflammatory infiltrate in(More)
BACKGROUND In hair transplantation, the survival rate of harvested grafts depends upon many factors like maintenance of hydration, cold temperature, reduced mechanical handling and asepsis. All these factors are favourably improved if time out of body is reduced significantly. We have tried a modification called direct hair transplantation in the existing(More)
Our aim was to evaluate the usefulness of TROLAB photopatch test series (supplemented with the plant extracts). 70 patients with dermatitis on photoexposed areas or dermatitis with photosensitivity were studied. Only 2 patients had photocontact allergy - 1 each to fragrance mix 8% and p-aminobenzoic acid 10%. Photocontact allergy to parthenium was seen in 4(More)