Erythema Multiforme is an immune mediated disorder which is triggered by infections especially following Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), mycoplasma, Histoplasmosis, adenovirus and cox sackie virus B5 infections. Drugs like sulphonamides, Phenytoin, Phenylbutazone, Penicillin, Alapurinol are the most commonly implicated. In more than 50% eases there is no trigger mechanism. Clinical features… Continue Reading Erythema Multiforme

Eczematous dermatitis: Eczema is defined as a form of non-infectious inflammatory skin disease characterized in acute stage by erythema, oedema, papules, closely set pin head vesicles which lead to oozing, and crusting. As the disease progresses, scaling and lichenification takes place and fissures appear. Intense itching produces excoriation. Secondary infection… Continue Reading Eczematous dermatitis

It is a disease characterized by wide spread or localized loss of pigment from skin. The term Leucoderma is often used to describe the condition. It involves all races though it is more in dark skinned people. Its worldwide incidence ranges from 1-2%. Both sexes are equally involved. It may… Continue Reading Vitiligo – clinical features, diagnosis and treatment

Dermatitis Herpetiformis is chronic, recurrent dermatitis, characterized by severe itching and formation of tiny vesicles, and small bullae arising on normal or reddened skin. Patient complains of an intensely itchy eruption which is wide spread and has a tendency to grouping. Dermatitis Herpetiformis is more common in the age group of 30… Continue Reading Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Shingles (Herpes zoster) is caused by varicilla virus which is akin to virus causing chicken pox. The virus is generally activated by infections, poor immunity severe stress, and administration of steroids or immuno suppressants, lymphoma and in the presence of chronic debilitating illnesses. Appearance of zoster may coincide with one… Continue Reading Shingles (Herpes zoster)

Pediculosis is an infection of the skin and hair by blood sucking lice. This is a common infection particularly of poor people and unhygienic surroundings. There are three varieties of lice (Head, body and pubic) which infest human beings. Lice of both sexes and of all types attach themselves to the… Continue Reading Pediculosis – Types, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment