Know about Warts or Verruca

Introduction Warts or verruca are caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection. There are more than 130 subtypes of HPV. These are DNA virus giving rise to a variety of presentation on human skin. Warts are especially common among children and young adults of both the sexes. These growths are usually benign. Warts usually grow…

Acanthosis nigricans and its treatment

Introduction Acanthosis nigricans is the medical term for darkened, thickened patches of skin that usually develop in the armpit, forehead, umbilical area, around the groin and posterior & lateral folds of neck. It is brown to black in colour, poorly defined, hyerpigmented area. Patches are usually dry & rough, having feeling like velvet and may be itchy.…

What is Psoriasis

Introduction Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder occurring in one percent of world population. In India one crore people of either sex suffer from it. Exact cause of Psoriasis is not known. In 10 percent cases familial link is seen. Immunological suppression, auto immunity and improper diet may be contributory factor to the disease. Majority…

Nail Infection Paronychea

Introduction : Paronychea is common nail problem. It affects both males and females, but in females 3 times higher incidence is reported. Incidence of cases invcreases with the age. Diabetes, HIV affected persons, cancer victims and immune compromised patients suffer more from this nail disorder. The condition may be acute or chronic. Recurrent acute attacks…