Muthu Sendhil Kumaran

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BACKGROUND Treatment of vitiligo is a challenge. Steroids are known to be effective but are associated with serious adverse effects. Many uncontrolled studies have shown calcipotriol to be a promising therapeutic modality in vitiligo. OBJECTIVE To conduct a randomized trial to evaluate the effect of topical calcipotriol ointment (0.005%) and betamethasone(More)
Psychodermatology is an interesting domain of dermatology that overlaps with psychiatry. This arena in dermatology has received limited diligence, partly due to lack of training in this realm. We present here a comprehensive review of salient features and treatment updates in primary psychiatric dermatoses and have also discussed the role of psyche in(More)
Acantholysis means loss of coherence between epidermal cells due to the breakdown of intercellular bridges. It is an important pathogenetic mechanism underlying various bullous disorders, particularly the pemphigus group, as well as many non-blistering disorders. Although a well-known concept, the student often has to refer to many sources to comprehend(More)
OBJECTIVES To conduct a cross-sectional study to compare Dsg1 and Dsg3 antibody levels independently with severity of disease activity in pemphigus vulgaris (PV) and pemphigus foliaceus (PF). METHODS Blood samples from 44 patients with pemphigus (PV-38, PF-6) were analyzed using ELISA. The severity of skin and mucosal disease was graded using a score from(More)
Saxophone deformity of the penis is commonly secondary to diseases causing chronic lymphatic obstruction. Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is an important cause for this deformity. A case of LGV in genito-anorectal syndrome with a saxophone penis is reported along with the contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) findings of anorectal involvement, and a(More)
There has been a recent spurt in application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. However, the details regarding use of PRP in various dermatological indications ranging from hair restoration to chronic ulcers are dispersed in literature, herein we have tried to focus all under one heading. Overall, PRP seems to be a(More)
BACKGROUND Pure neuritic leprosy (PNL) constitutes a significant proportion of all cases in India, however, this form of disease has not been fully recognized and investigated and there is little information in the existing literature. OBJECTIVE To study the epidemiological characteristics of PNL in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis(More)