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We investigated the Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) Arg677Trp polymorphism, associated with lepromatous leprosy in the Korean population and shown to abrogate TLR2-mediated signalling in response to mycobacterial ligands, in 286 Indian leprosy patients and 183 ethnically matched controls. The case-control comparison also involved investigation of possible(More)
The minor haplotype −3575A/-2849G/-2763C in IL-10 promoter has been defined as a marker of disease resistance to leprosy and its severity in Brazilian population. Our investigation of six single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in IL-10 promoter in 282 Indian leprosy patients and 266 healthy controls by direct PCR sequencing, however, showed that the(More)
Forty patients with psoriasis and forty healthy controls were enrolled to study the levels of total blood thiols (an important part of the body's antioxidant defence system) and plasma malondialdehyde (a lipid peroxidation product). The levels of total blood thiols in psoriatic patients in the acute phase were significantly lower than those in controls, but(More)
Pityriasis rosea (PR) is a benign papulosquamous disorder seen commonly in clinical practice. Despite its prevalence and benign nature, there are still times when this common disorder presents in an uncommon way or course posing diagnostic or management problems for the treating physician. The etiopathogenesis of PR has always been a dilemma, and extensive(More)
BACKGROUND Suction blister epidermal grafting is an established technique for the treatment of resistant and stable vitiligo especially over small and cosmetically important areas like the face. However, certain areas, such as lips and eyelids, require special considerations because of their anatomic peculiarities. PATIENTS AND METHODS The current study(More)
INTRODUCTION Diphtheria Pertussis Tetanus (DPT) vaccine is universally used in infants and children. It is generally safe and well tolerated. Local reactions such as erythema, induration, palpable nodules, and injection site abscess are well known. Injection site lipoatrophy has not been reported earlier. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective review of all(More)
Cutaneous warts are known to be recurrent and often resistant to therapy. Resistant warts may reflect a localized or systemic cell mediated immune (CMI) deficiency to HPV. Many modalities of treatment are in use; most of the provider-administered therapies are destructive and cause scarring, such as cryotherapy, chemical cauterisation, curettage,(More)
Erythromelanosis follicularis faciei et colli (EFFC) is characterized by well-demarcated erythema, hyperpigmentation, and follicular papules. Since the orginal description, < 50 patients have been reported in the literature. Five cases of EFFC have been seen in our outpatient department in the past 5 years. All patients except one presented with the classic(More)