Sharmila P. Patil

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Nocardiosis is an opportunistic, localized or disseminated granulomatous infection caused by an aerobic actinomycete most commonly found in soil, decomposing vegetation, and other organic matter, as well as in fresh and salt water 1. Infection most commonly occurs through the respiratory tract. Manifestations of disease range from cutaneous infection caused(More)
A 50-year-old married female presented with complaints of fibers coming out of her skin. Six months ago her wardrobe collapsed when she was standing next to it. She did not get any external injury but she believes that the glass particles had gotten embedded into her skin. Few days after this incident she started complaining of fibers coming out of her(More)
Chronic spontaneous urticaria is a distressing disease encountered frequently in clinical practice. The current mainstay of therapy is the use of second-generation, non-sedating antihistamines. However, in patients who do not respond satisfactorily to these agents, a variety of other drugs are used. This article examines the available literature for(More)
A 26-year-old male, a fisherman by occupation, presented with boggy swelling of the scalp and multiple discharging sinuses over the fronto-parietal area for one year. He described a history of periodic trauma to the scalp beginning about one year prior to the onset of the scalp condition. Histopathology suggested a chronic granulomatous suppuration.(More)
Superficial and medium depth peels are dynamic tools when used as part of office procedures for treatment of acne, pigmentation disorders, and photo-aging. Results and complications are generally related to the depth of wounding, with deeper peels providing more marked results and higher incidence of complications. Complications are also more likely with(More)
Hair shaft abnormalities encompass a group of congenital or acquired alterations, which involve the hair shaft. They often lack macroscopic features, which would enable easy diagnosis in medical practice. Thus, the usual diagnostic method is light microscopy and every time about 50 hairs are plucked to decrease the risk of missing a hair with the(More)
CONTEXT Several classifications for pattern hair loss (PHL) have been used over the years. The Norwood-Hamilton classification for men and Ludwig's classification for women is used commonly, but they have their limitations. AIMS The objective of the following study is to evaluate the efficacy of the basic and specific (BASP) classification in Indian(More)
Dermatological examinations revealed lax skin and multiple yellowish colored papules, which coalesced to give a ‘plucked chicken skin’ appearance [Figure 1]. No other sites were involved. Skin biopsy of samples from the neck revealed fragmentation and calcification of the connective tissue fibers in the middle and lower third of the dermis, with H and E(More)
Background. Vitiligo has important clinical and social consequences particularly in the pigmented skin. The present study was conducted to assess the differences in clinicoepidemiological presentation of vitiligo in males and females and to understand the factors associated with spread of vitiligo in them. Methods. This is a cross-sectional analysis of(More)