Rachita Savalaram Dhurat

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BACKGROUND   Hydroquinone is the preferred topical bleaching agent used in the treatment of melasma. The adverse effects of its chronic use are confetti-like depigmentation and exogenous ochronosis. Exogenous ochronosis manifests clinically with gray-brown or blue-black hyperpigmentation, as well as pinpoint hyperchromic caviar-like papules over the malar(More)
A controlled clinical and histopathological study was carried out to compare the efficacy of a combination of rifampicin 600 mg plus ofloxacin 400 mg plus minocycline 100 mg (ROM) administered as a single dose with that of standard WHO/MDT-PB six months' regimen with regard to resolution of lesion clinically and histopathologically. Skin biopsy was(More)
White piedra of scalp hair is considered a rare entity. We report three cases of this disorder all of whom presented with nodules on the hair. Potassium hydroxide preparations of the hair revealed clustered arthrospores and mature, easily detachable nodules. Cultures grew Trichosporon inkin in 2 patients and Trichosporon mucoides in one patient. Both these(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was undertaken to compare the efficacy, safety and tolerability of a new microsphere adapalene formulation and conventional adapalene in adult patients with mild to moderate acne vulgaris. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective, randomized, assessor-blind, multi-centric (3 centres) comparative, post-marketing phase IV study(More)
The utility of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has spanned various fields of dermatology from chronic ulcer management to trichology and aesthetics, due to its role in wound healing. Though PRP is being used over a long time, there is still confusion over proper terminology to define, classify and describe the different variations of platelet concentrates. There(More)
Rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) are known to cause pulmonary, extra-pulmonary, systemic/disseminated, and cutaneous and subcutaneous infections. The erroneous detection of RGM that is based solely on microscopy, solid and liquid cultures, Bactec systems, and species-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) may produce misleading results. Thus,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the modes of transmission of pediatric HIV infection, to categorize clinical manifestations and to compare clinical spectrum of perinatal with transfusion acquired HIV infection. DESIGN Case series study. SETTING Hospital based pediatric HIV clinic. METHODS Children confirmed to have HIV infection were evaluated and relevant details(More)
Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, caused by dematiaceous fungi. An adult male presented with a history of multiple reddish nodules over the face and hands. Histopathological examination of the skin biopsies showed a dense granulomatous infiltrate of macrophages, containing intracytoplasmic basophilic bodies(More)
Various methods are available for evaluation (for diagnosis and/or quantification) of a patient presenting with hair loss. Hair evaluation methods are grouped into three main categories: Non-invasive methods (e.g., questionnaire, daily hair counts, standardized wash test, 60-s hair count, global photographs, dermoscopy, hair weight, contrasting felt(More)