Arun C. Inamadar

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BACKGROUND The metabolic complications and pathologic changes that occur in diabetes mellitus (DM) influence the occurrence of various dermatoses. AIM To study the impact of control of diabetes on the pattern of cutaneous disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional descriptive study of patients attending diabetic clinic in a tertiary care(More)
BACKGROUND Primary cutaneous nocardiosis is an uncommon entity. It usually occurs among immunocompetent but occupationally predisposed individuals. AIM To study clinical profile of patients with primary cutaneous nocardiosis in a tertiary care hospital and to review the literature. METHODS The records of 10 cases of primary cutaneous nocardiosis were(More)
Finasteride, a specific and competitive inhibitor of 5alpha-reductase enzyme Type 2, inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). In adults, DHT acts as primary androgen in prostate and hair follicles. The only FDA-approved dermatological indication of finasteride is androgenetic alopecia. But, apprehension regarding sexual(More)
Figure 2. Giemsa stain of curetted material from papulonodular le-sions (original magnification, ϫ400). Figure 1. Multiple papulonodular lesions, including several showing umbilication. A 26-year-old commercial sex worker presented with multiple , asymptomatic, slow growing, fleshy lesions of 2 months' duration on and around the external genitalia. She had(More)
Use of immunohistochemical technique is increasing in diagnosing various diseases. In many situations it may not be possible to differentiate entities with overlapping clinical and histopathological features. Immunostaining of cellular antigens is immensely helpful in such cases. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) has also been in use for targeted cancer therapy.(More)
Many premalignant and malignant lesions affect the genitalia of elderly men. These include conditions like erythroplasia of Queyret, giant condyloma acuminata, verrucous carcinoma, invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which are relatively common. We report a case of a 65-year-old male with pseudoepitheliomatous keratotic and micaceous balanitis which is(More)
Necrolytic acral erythema (NAE) is a newly described entity, seen in patients infected with hepatitis C virus. It is characterized by its distinguishing acral distribution, psoriasiform skin eruption and histological features. Its etiopathogenesis is not fully understood though hypo amino academia, hyperglucagonemia and zinc deficiency are considered as(More)