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

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… Continue Reading Lichen planus

Psoriasis is a common, chronic inflammatory disorder present all over the world, involving about 2% of the population. It affects both sexes and presents at any age though it is most common in the second and third decades of life. Aetiology Psoriasis is considered to be an autoimmune disorder with a strong… Continue Reading Psoriasis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment