Kanika Sahni

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Skin colour (specifically in relation to its melanin content and composition) has a marked influence on its interaction with ultraviolet light. Eumelanin has mainly photoprotective properties while pheomelanin has the ability to cause formation of reactive oxygen species. This difference is responsible for the difference in incidence and presentation of(More)
Vitiligo is an acquired pigmentary disorder, clinically characterized by depigmented macules caused by destruction of melanocytes in the affected skin. Half of all patients develop the disease in childhood and adolescence before the age of 20 years, making vitiligo an important skin disease of childhood. There are numerous studies in the literature that(More)
BACKGROUND Vitiligo is a cosmetically disfiguring acquired depigmenting disorder caused by the loss of functional melanocytes from the epidermis. Various approaches that have been used for the treatment of vitiligo can be classified as medical and surgical therapies. Noncultured autologous melanocyte transplantation is a new and effective surgical treatment(More)
Photodermatoses are a group of skin diseases primarily caused by, or exacerbated by exposure to ultraviolet and or visible radiation. The effect of sunlight on skin depends on a number of factors including skin colour, skin phototype and the content and type of melanin in the skin. There are only a few studies describing photodermatoses in populations with(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery is a well-established treatment for stable vitiligo in adults. However, there are few studies to date reporting the use of surgery in children and adolescents. AIM To assess the efficacy and safety of transplantation of autologous noncultured epidermal suspension for the treatment of stable vitiligo in children and adolescents. (More)
Sir, A 13-year-old girl presented with complaints of a boggy mass on her left frontoparietal scalp since birth with thinning of the overlying hair. The lesion was first noticed at birth and gradually increased in size with age. On examination, a large (12 × 14 cm) soft to firm, bosselated, skin-colored plaque was seen involving the vertex and left(More)
BACKGROUND Vitiligo is a disfiguring condition that can cause considerable psychological distress to patients. Vitiligo lesions on acral areas and joints are considered difficult to treat, and they are unsuitable for surgical treatment because of their poor response. There are few studies on the management of those lesions with noncultured epidermal cell(More)