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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Chronic paronychia is an inflammatory disorder of the nail folds of a toe or finger presenting as redness, tenderness, and swelling. It is recalcitrant dermatoses seen commonly in housewives and housemaids. It is a multifactorial inflammatory reaction of the proximal nail fold to irritants and allergens. Repeated bouts of inflammation lead to fibrosis of(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)