Nitin Ranjan

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Himachal Pradesh, India is a known endemic area for cutaneous sporotrichosis. No attempt has been made to isolate Sporothrix schenckii, the causative fungus, from environmental sources in this region or in India as such. This prospective study was carried out to isolate Sporothrix schenckii from different environmental samples collected from the vicinity of(More)
Acrokeratosis paraneoplastica of Bazex is a rare syndrome. This condition is a distinct skin marker of supra-diaphragmatic neoplasia. This syndrome is important because the cutaneous findings preceed the onset of symptoms referable to the underlying neoplasm by several months in majority of the cases. We report here a case of a 63-year-old cachectic female(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The recently recognized endemic focus of leishmaniasis in Satluj river valley in Himachal Pradesh (India) lies in north-western Himalayas (30 degrees N, 70 degrees E). This endemic focus of leishmaniasis appears peculiar where localized cutaneous leishmaniasis (LCL) co-exists with visceral leishmaniasis (VL), and Leishmania donovani(More)
BACKGROUND The US FDA-approved thalidomide for the treatment of chronic recurrent/severe erythema nodosum leprosum. Thalidomide is also useful in many other inflammatory dermatological conditions where patients have exhausted other treatment options. METHODS The beneficial and adverse clinical effects of thalidomide were studied in 25 patients suffering(More)
BACKGROUND Literature is replete with reports on the therapeutic efficacy and toxicity of methotrexate or hydroxycarbamide for treating chronic plaque psoriasis but no comparative study on their efficacy/safety has been carried out. While methotrexate has long been used in weekly doses in the treatment of psoriasis, the efficacy of hydroxycarbamide as a(More)
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome - vascular type, the only lethal form, is rarely reported in dermatology literature. It is characterized by translucent, atrophic skin, easy bruising, arterial, intestinal and/or uterine fragility manifesting as varicose veins, aneurysms and vascular/visceral/uterine rupture. As its dermatopathologic features are not well elucidated,(More)
Systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma is a rare form of limited cutaneous scleroderma. These patients manifest without cutaneous involvement, but do not differ in its clinical or laboratory features and prognosis from classical systemic sclerosis. In the absence of cutaneous signs/symptoms, its diagnosis is delayed leading to morbidity. The exact prevalence(More)
The most significant and debilitating complication of herpes zoster (HZ) is herpetic neuralgia that accompanies and may persist in 10-15% of all zoster patients, particularly those over 60 years of age. The described 3 cases had an uncommon complication of spontaneous tooth exfoliation after trigeminal HZ that rarely finds mention in dermatology literature.