Ashok Kumar Aggarwal

Learn More
We report four siblings showing features of a pontobulbar palsy, a mixed spinal and upper motor neuropathy and variable deafness. The observation of affected males and females born to consanguineous first cousin parents suggests autosomal recessive inheritance. Two children presented in the first 16 months of life with stridor and died of respiratory(More)
Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei, a chronic inflammatory disorder, is a controversial and enigmatic diagnostic/therapeutic entity. Multiple, discrete, smooth 1-3 mm brown/red or brown-to-yellowish dome-shaped papules (sometimes with mild scaling) are its clinical characteristics. The lesions are usually located on the central and lateral side of the face.(More)
Two arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Glomus mosseae and Acaulospora laevis either alone or in combination with Trichoderma viride showed the dependence of Rauwolfia serpentina on endomycorrhizal fungi. After 60 days, G. mosseae singly or in combination with Trichoderma viride showed enhanced height increment compared to control plants. Maximum phosphorus(More)
BACKGROUND Since its clinical discovery, lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei has sporadically been reported to have different modes of clinicopathologic expression. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to work up a list of histopathologic undertones and to project and propagate lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei as an exclusive entity. An upcoming Part(More)
The paper documents the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants that are used by the indigenous villagers residing in remote foot-hill areas of Himachal Pradesh in household remedies. An ethnobotanical survey was conducted on lower foothills of Himachal Pradesh during 2007-08. About ten different ethnobotanical plant species were recorded for their(More)
Malabar glory lily (Gloriosa superba L.) is a medicinally potent plant species used for the production of alkaloid colchicine. With ever increasing demand, there is a pressing need to conserve it through biotechnological approaches. A large number of complete plantlets were obtained by direct regeneration from the non-dormant tuber explants on Murashige and(More)
Ever since its inception a couple of centuries ago, hand dermatitis/eczema has been in the reckoning. Idiosyncrasies continued to loom large thereafter, till it acquired its appropriate position. Dermatitis/eczema are synonymous, often used to indicate a polymorphic pattern of the inflammation of the skin, characterized by pruritus, erythema and(More)
Melasma, a hypermelanosis of the face, is a common skin problem of middle-aged women of all racial groups, especially with dark complexion. Its precise etio-pathogenesis is evasive, genetic influences, exposure to sunlight, pregnancy, oral contraceptives, estrogen-progesterone therapies, thyroid dysfunction, cosmetics, and drugs have been proposed.(More)