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   1999| July-September  | Volume 44 | Issue 3  
    Online since July 22, 2009

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Lymphocytoma Cutis
Gangopadhyay DN, S K Dey, J N Barbhuiya
July-September 1999, 44(3):149-150
Lymphocytoma cutis, a type of pseudolymphoma, is a rare disorder with distinct clinical and histopathological features. A female patient presented with an asymptomatic, indolent dull erythematous, slowly progressive, firm nodular lesion of more than five years duration on right side of face diagnosed histopathologically as lymphocytoma cutis. The lesion showed no tendency to self- healing in more than five years duration and did not respond to chloroquin or to systemic and topical steroids.
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Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis In A Family
Gobinda Chatterjee, Indranil Chakraborty, Tushar Kanti Das, Chhanda Datta
July-September 1999, 44(3):153-156
A family consisting of a brother (11 years) and his twin sisters (13 years) with cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis is presented. The brother had bilateral achilles tendon xanthoma, low intelligence, poor memory with early cerebellar signs. The sisters had bilateral juvenile cataracts in addition to Achilles tendon xanthomas. The serum cholosterol level in all the three was within normal limits. The FNAC and histopathology of tendinous swelling showed touton giant cells and foam cells. A diagnosis of cerebro- tendinous xanthomatosis was made on the basis of Achilles tendon xanthomas, bilateral cataracts and normal serum cholesterol.
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A Birds Eye View On Arsenical Calamity In West Bengal
K C Saha
July-September 1999, 44(3):116-118
Arsenical calamity in West Bengal was first detected by the author from Dermatology out patients department of the School of Tropical Medicine Calcutta in 1982 from patients of Gangapur village of North 24 Paraganas, District of West Bengal. The diagnosis of chronic arsenicosis was confirmed by finding high arsenic (As) values in nail, hair and skin scales. Only two incidence of exogenous arsenicosis, one from surface soaks of Paris green factory and one case from homeopathic arsenic drug intake have been noticed. Most of the arsenicosis occurred from intake of ground water. More than 2,00,000 people in 1206 rural areas of 76 blocks of 9 districts of West Bengal have been found to be affected with arsenicosis.
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Plasma Cell Cheilitis
Gurvinder P Thami, Amrinder J Kanwar, Harsh Mohan
July-September 1999, 44(3):135-137
A case of plasma cell cheilitis with good response to glucocorticoids, is described for its rarity and probable aetiological correlation with habit of use of nasal snuff is discussed.
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Study Of Clinical Profile of Allergic Contact Dermatitis In Pune
S K Sayal, A L Das, Ashok Kumar
July-September 1999, 44(3):108-111
One hundred and twenty five cases of clinically diagnosed allergic contact dermatitis were studied. All patients were subjected to patch test with standard test allergens and also with suspected test allergens based on history and clinical profile. Allergic contact dermatitis due to Parthenium hysterophorus was commonest and found in 64% cases, followed by wearing apparel and jewellery in 16.8%, topical medicaments in 8% and cosmetics and occupational contactants in 5.6% cases each. The common individual allergens other than parthenium, were nickel in 8.8%, leather, hair dye and cement in 3.2% each, nitrofurazone and petrol, oil, lubricant (POL) in 2.4% each. Patch test with suspected allergens was positive in 72% of cases.
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Pentazocine Induced Ulceration
Rashmi Sarkar, Vibhu Mendiratta, R C Sharma, R V Koranne
July-September 1999, 44(3):151-152
A 28 year old woman, presented with woody indurations of the skin over the buttocks with multiple, well defined punched out ulcers with a rim of hyper pigmentation surrounding them. She used to receive intramuscular pentazocine injections over her buttocks for recurrent abdominal pain. This is one of the few reports of pentazocine abuse resulting in cutaneous manifestations from India.
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Klinefelter Syndrome With Leg Ulcers
G Narendra, K Sasikala, D P Karthikeyan, C R Srinivas
July-September 1999, 44(3):157-159
Leg ulcers are frequently caused by venous insufficiency, arterial insufficiency, neuropathy, or a combination of these factors. Klinefelter syndrome in association with chronic leg ulcers have been reported earlier. We report a case of Klinefelter syndrome with non- healing ulcer. The diagnosis of the Klinefelter syndrome was confirmed by karyotyping.
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Severity Of Ocular Findings In Different Types Of Leprosy In Relation To Its Duration
Pradip Kumar Keshri, Ashok Pathak, H K Kar, T R D Sinha
July-September 1999, 44(3):112-115
A study on 400 patients of leprosy was carried out to assess the ocular involvement in different types of leprosy. It was seen that duration of leprosy is one of the important factors responsible for the severity of ocular involvement. Early diagnosis and proper care have been stressed.
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Koebner Phenomenon In Type II Hypercholesterolaemia
Hemanthkumar, Devinder Mohan Thappe, M G Sridhar
July-September 1999, 44(3):140-142
A family to type II hypercholesterolaemia is reported for the rare occurrence of Koebner phenomenon at the site of venepuncture and skin biopsy scar.
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Actinomycotic Mycetoma Of Scalp Caused By Actinomadura Pelletierii-A Report Of Two Cases
A Selvam, G Sentamilselvi, A Kamalam, C Janaki, V R Janaki
July-September 1999, 44(3):131-134
Two cases of actinomycotic mycetoma of the scalp caused by Actinomadura pelletierii are described with their classical clinical, mycological, histopathological and radiological features. The first case was treated with contrimoxazole as monotherapy. She developed recurrence later, even while on therapy. The second case was treated with combined oral cotrimoxazole and parenteral streptomycin with a good response.
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Widespread Granuloma Annulare
R Jaswal, R Mittal, A J Kanwar
July-September 1999, 44(3):146-148
A widespread granuloma annulare in a 42 year old female is reported. The lesions were large and annular with sharply defined raised beaded margins and involved the trunk and upper extremities.
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Reticulate Acropigmentation Of Kitamura
Srikanth, Devinder Mohan Thappe, Chaganti Ratnakar
July-September 1999, 44(3):143-145
A 42 year old male patient having reticulate acropigmentation of Kitamura is being reported for the first time from South India.
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Familial Cutaneous Collagenoma
S Ramchandra, S K Sayal, A R Matety, A K Malik
July-September 1999, 44(3):138-139
Two cases of familial cutaneous collagenoma are presented for its rare occurrence. Histopathological report helped to establish the diagnosis.
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Immunotherapy Of Far-Advanced Lepromatous Leprosy Patients With Low-Dose Convit Vaccine Along With Multidrug Therapy (Calcutta Trial)
Vibek Majumber, Ashutosh Mukerjee, S K Hajra, B Saha, Kunal Saha
July-September 1999, 44(3):119-130
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Food Allergy And Skin
Gurmohan Singh, Harji Kaur
July-September 1999, 44(3):103-107
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Pyramid Sign' In Atopic Dermatitis
Pyramid Sign
July-September 1999, 44(3):163-165
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Review Of Current Literature
Debabrata Bandyopadhyay
July-September 1999, 44(3):160-162
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