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Lichen planus

Lichen planus is a papulo squamous disorder of unknown aetiology but can be regarded as an immunological disorder since it occur in number of conditions where immunological abnormalities are present, such as myasthenia gravis and chronic graft versus host disease. Drugs such as sulphanomides, antimalarials, gold, thiazide diuretics sulphonylureas phenothiazines …

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Acne vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is a disease of young adolescents involving teenagers between the ages of 13-25 years. It is more severe in males or compared to females and very few people escape from it. Acne vulgaris is a form of chronic inflammatory disorder which involves the pilo-sebaceous glands. Hyperkeratosis involving the orifices of …

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Candidiasis or monilial infection is caused by group of yeasts which are normally inhabitants of the intestinal tract and can over grow and cause disease in skin and mucous membrane in several ways. The causative organism is usually candida Albicans but may also be C.tropicalis or C. Parapsilosis or C. Krusel. …

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Tinea barbae

Tinea barbae infection of the beard is usually caused by I Mentagrophytes or Trichophyton Verrucosum. Lesions are confined mainly to beard and mustache area and are in the form of papules, nodules and cystic lesions studded with pustules. There is seropurulent discharge with foul odor, scarring and broken hair. Very often …

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Pityriasis versicolor (tinea versicolor)

  Pityriasis versicolor (tinea versicolor) is a common infection of young adults and adolescents. Although both male and female are affected equally by this infection, yet it is found to be more common in males. It is an opportunistic infection caused by Pityrosporum orbiculare (micro sporon furfur). The patients who Suffer …

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Fungal infections of the skin

Fungal infections of the skin are widely distributed and can occur at any part of the body. Fungal infections of the skin involve persons of all age groups and of both sexes. Depending on which part of the skin is involved are classified into Superficial. Subcutaneous and deep infections. Fungal infections are …

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