Pradeep S. Nair

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BACKGROUND Appendageal skin tumors belong to a heterogenous group of tumors with specific histopathology. The aim of this study is to determine the pattern of appendageal tumors in skin biopsies done in our department. METHODS This is a 3-year retrospective descriptive study of all patients who were diagnosed to have skin appendageal tumors in our(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Certain dermatological conditions are life-threatening and can cause mortality. The aim of this study is to find out the dermatological diseases leading to death in our indoor patients. METHODS A record-based retrospective descriptive study of dermatology cases who died during the period of 1995 to 2001. RESULTS The total number of(More)
A 38-year-old female presented with hyperpigmented velvety plaques on the nape and the sides of the neck with diffuse pigmentation of the face and flexures suggestive of acanthosis nigricans. The dorsa of both the hands showed increased rugosity, hyperpigmentation and hyperkeratosis of the palms, suggestive of tripe palms. Investigations revealed multiple(More)
A 36-year-old young male with multiple heterosexual contacts presented with bilateral inguinal bubo and the classical "sign of groove". A diagnosis of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) was made and a three-week course of doxycycline was given. Lack of response prompted us to investigate further. A biopsy of the bubo was consistent with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma(More)
BACKGROUND Pityriasis lichenoides is a papulosquamous disorder of unknown etiology with remissions and exacerbations. Histopathology helps greatly in the diagnosis of this condition. AIM We studied clinical and histopathological features of pityriasis lichenoides in our patients. METHODS This is a 3-year retrospective and prospective, descriptive study(More)
We are reporting a rare case of primary mucocutaneous histoplasmosis. A 47-year-old male with a part-time job of rearing pigeons presented with a non-healing oral ulcer with no associated systemic symptoms. Differential diagnosis of oral ulcerative lichen planus, squamous cell carcinoma and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis was considered. Histopathology showed(More)
A 65-year-old male presented with right hemiparesis and skin lesions. On examination, the patient had multiple, discrete, skin-colored papules on the neck and upper chest with wrinkling of the skin. The lateral part of the trunk and medial aspect of both upper arms showed atrophic plaques. A computerized tomography scan of the head showed dilatation of the(More)