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Acta Dermato-Venereologica     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Advances in Skin & Wound Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
African Journal of AIDS Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AIDS Patient Care and STDs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AIDS Research and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
AIDS Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aktuelle Dermatologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Allergo Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Dermatopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anaplastology     Open Access  
Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives de Pédiatrie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives de sciences sociales des religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux - Pratique     Hybrid Journal  
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Archives of Medical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Journal of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Australasian Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Berkala Ilmu Kesehatan Kulit dan Kelamin / Periodical of Dermatology and Venereology     Open Access  
Biomedical Dermatology     Open Access  
BMC Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
British Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Clinical Dermatology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Skin Cancer     Full-text available via subscription  
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Clinics in Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Contact Dermatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cosmetics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Current Dermatology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current Fungal Infection Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current HIV Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current HIV/AIDS Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Sexual Health Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Der Hautarzt     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dermatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dermato-Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dermatología Venezolana     Open Access  
Dermatologic Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Dermatologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal  
Dermatologic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Dermatologic Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dermatologica Sinica     Open Access  
Dermatological Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Dermatology and Cosmetic     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Dermatology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dermatology Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dermatology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dermatology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dermatology Times     Free  
Dermatopathology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EMC - Cosmetologia Medica e Medicina degli Inestetismi Cutanei     Full-text available via subscription  
EMC - Dermatología     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Expert Review of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Forum Dermatologicum     Hybrid Journal  
Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Güncel Dermatoloji Dergisi     Open Access  
HautinForm     Full-text available via subscription  
hautnah     Hybrid Journal  
hautnah dermatologie     Hybrid Journal  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
HIV Clinical Trials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
HIV Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Indian Dermatology Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian Journal of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Drugs in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Archives of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Research in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of STD & AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Women's Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International STD Research & Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAAD Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAIDS : Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
JAMA Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49)
JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
JMIR Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Clinical and Investigative Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Cutaneous Immunology and Allergy     Open Access  
Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Dermatological Research     Open Access  
Journal of Dermatological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dermatological Science Supplement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dermatological Treatment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of General-Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia     Open Access  
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Investigative Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Sexual Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Skin and Stem Cell     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Skin Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Surgical Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the Egyptian Women’s Dermatologic Society     Partially Free  
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of the International AIDS Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Karger Kompass Dermatologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Karger Kompass Pneumologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Medical and Surgical Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Medical Mycology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nepal Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
OA Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open AIDS Journal     Open Access  
Open Dermatology Journal     Open Access  
Perspectives On Sexual and Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pigment International     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Psoriasis : Targets and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Revista Internacional de Ciencias Podológicas     Open Access  
SAHARA : Journal of Social Aspects of HIV / AIDS Research Alliance     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Scars, Burns & Healing     Open Access  
Serbian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sexual Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Sexually Transmitted Infections     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Skin Appendage Disorders     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Skin Pharmacology and Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Skin Research and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sri Lanka Journal of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine     Open Access  
Studies in Gender and Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
The Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
The Rose Sheet     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Vestnik dermatologii i venerologii     Open Access  
Veterinary Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)


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Nepal Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology
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ISSN (Print) 2091-0231
Published by Nepal Journals Online Homepage  [129 journals]
  • Topical corticosteroids Misuse: A Buring Issue

    • Authors: Saraswoti Neupane
      Pages: 1 - 1
      Abstract: Since the introduction of hydrocortisone into dermatology, a tremendous development has occurred in the field of topical corticosteroids. With the growing use of topical corticosteroids, a serious concern for its misuse is to be highlighted. This matter is of a great concern. Proper guidelines and legislation on the use of topical corticosteroids are warranted to combat this serious issue.
      PubDate: 2019-03-12
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23116
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Upcoming Therapeutic Modalities for the Treatment of Keloids: An Update

    • Authors: Uma Keyal, Anil Kumar Bhatta
      Pages: 2 - 11
      Abstract: Introduction: Keloids are benign dermal tumors that generally form by local fibroblast proliferation and excessive collagen production following skin trauma. Several methods have been described for the treatment of keloid, often with suboptimal results and recurrences. Objective: To update literature that provides information regarding upcoming therapeutic modalities for the treatment of keloids, including lasers, radiofrequency (RF), photodynamic therapy (PDT), and ultraviolet A1 (UVA1) irradiation. Materials and Methods : A systematic review of the literature was performed for the original articles related to the treatment of keloids. The search terms ‘keloids’ and ‘lasers’ or ‘radiofrequency’ or ‘PDT’ or ‘UVA1’ was entered into a search of the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Database. Result: The search returned a total of 188 sources, of which, 26 articles met our inclusion criteria. Conclusion: Combination approach is superior than solo therapy in the treatment of keloid. However, it is highly desirable that new emerging therapies undergo large-scale studies with long-term follow-up before being recommended conclusively as alternative therapies for the treatment of keloid. Moreover, lack of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) needs to be taken into consideration urgently.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23333
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Patch Testing In Nepalese Population: A Single Center Study From
           Kathmandu, Nepal

    • Authors: Sushil Paudel, Guma Pun, Niraj Parajuli, Rabindra Sharma
      Pages: 12 - 16
      Abstract: Introduction: Patch testing is a diagnostic tool used in investigation to identify specific allergens in allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). It helps find the prevalence and the trends of contact sensitization in the community. Objective: To report the two year patch test results from a central hospital in Kathmandu. Materials and Methods: Consecutive consenting patients of suspected ACD were patch tested with an Indian standard Series (Systopic) from June 2014 to August 2016. Results: Out of 141 patients tested, 89 were female (63.12%) and 52 were male (36.88%). Hand eczema was the commonest pattern (53 patients) followed by persistent and recurrent eczema (44 patients) and face eczema (25 patients). Fifty- five patients (39%) had at least 1 positive allergic reaction. Among these, 16.31% were male and 22.70% were female. The most common allergen was nickel sulfate (19.9%) followed by fragrance mix (7.8%) and paraphenyldiamine (PPD) (6.4%). Out of total positive cases 27 (21 females and 6 males) had shown strong positive reactions (++). The Nickel Sulfate was responsible in majority of cases (18/27 cases). Farmers had the highest (57.14%) rate of positive allergic reactions followed by housewives (39.62%). According to the regional eczema, patients with persistent and recurrent eczema of different parts of body had the highest rate of positive allergic reactions (47.72%). Almost half of patient with facial eczema (40%) had positive patch test. Conclusion: Larger studies are required in the different parts of the country to find a more accurate data regarding the sensitization pattern in Nepalese population.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23118
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Association between Serum Zinc Level and Cutaneous Viral Warts: A Case
           Control Study

    • Authors: Annu Ranjit, Sudharshan Lal Rajbhandari, Narayan Gautam, Yogesh Poudyal
      Pages: 17 - 21
      Abstract: Introduction: Cutaneous viral warts are one of the common skin disorders in general population which can affect any age group and any gender in any country and pose a significant health problem. A possible association with zinc has been suggested in previous studies. Zinc is known to be required for efficient functioning of immune system. Objective: To find out the association between serum zinc level and cutaneous viral warts.  Materials and methods: In this case-control study, total of hundred patients were enrolled. Among them 50 (males – 27, females – 23) with cutaneous viral warts were taken as cases and 50 (males – 25, females – 25) healthy individuals were taken as controls after matching the age and sex. The patients were selected from Dermatology outpatient Department of Universal College of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Bhairahawa, Nepal. The serum zinc level was measured using spectrophotometry principle. Results: The mean serum zinc level in the cases and controls were 80.50±37.24 mg/dl and 104.31±25.31 mg/dl respectively. Significant difference in serum zinc level was observed between cases and controls (p=0.0001). There was a strong association between low serum zinc level and cutaneous viral warts (OR=7.37; 95% CI=1.98 – 27.31; p=0.0028). Conclusion: Serum zinc level in patients with cutaneous viral warts was significantly low as compared to the healthy controls.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23153
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Profile of Clients of HIV Testing and Counseling in a Tertiary Care Center
           and Need of Testing in Tuberculosis

    • Authors: Smriti Shrestha, Dharmendra Karn, Dipesh Tamrakar, Surendra Madhup, Biraj Man Karmacharya
      Pages: 22 - 26
      Abstract: Introduction: Sexually transmitted infection is public health issue that amplifies HIV burden globally. At National Center of AIDS and STD Control, annual reported STI are rising steeply recently. Incidence of HIV is 0.03% while prevalence in adult population is less than 1%. National HIV testing guidelines 2017 recommends HIV tests should be performed in tuberculosis and medical conditions. However, it is not routinely done in Nepal. Objective: To assess profile of STI and HIV among patients attending HIV testing and counseling center of tertiary hospital, and to assess fraction of tuberculosis patients undergoing HIV testing. Materials and Methods: All patients attending HIV testing and counseling center were tested for HIV. Tests for STI were done based on patient symptoms. Data collected were analyzed with SPSS. Results: Suspected STI (41.1%) was commonest cause of HIV testing. Among STI, gram positive diplococcic were noted in 11.5% and 3.4% had PCR positive Chlamydia. Only 19.4% (7 out of 36) of total tuberculosis patients in hospital were screened for HIV, among which, 57.14% (4 out of 7) were seropositive for HIV, which is noteworthy. Conclusion: Our study shows patterns of STI, and that gonorrhea and chlamydia could be underdiagnosed in Nepal. Every patient with tuberculosis should routinely be screened for HIV. But only small fraction of tuberculosis patients underwent HIV screening, out of which HIV positivity was high, reflecting the gap and need for routine HIV screening in TB patients.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23251
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Is Latent Syphilis New Normal among Clinical Presentations of
           Syphilis' Study from a Tertiary Care Institute

    • Authors: Jignaben Krunal Padhiyar, Nayankumar Harshadkumar Patel, Jeta Buch, Bhagirath Patel, Aseem Chhibber
      Pages: 27 - 31
      Abstract: Introduction: Clinical presentation of syphilis varies widely according to stage of syphilis. Latent syphilis pose special challenge for diagnosis as patient is usually asymptomatic and still infectious. Material and Methods: Retrospective analysis of Rapid plasma reagin (RPR) positive patients over two years duration from tertiary care institute was carried out. Results: A total of 32 RPR positive patients were analyzed. Eleven (34.37%) patients had clinical features suggestive of Syphilis, rest 21 (65.63%) patients were found to be positive by RPR without any clinical signs and symptoms. Seven patients (21.8%) had genital ulcerative diseases at the time of presentation. Conclusion: Our study reports rise in incidence of latent syphilis.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23247
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Clinico-epidemiological Profile of Women with Non-venereal Vulval
           Diseases: A Hospital-based Observational Study

    • Authors: Smita Joshi, Shristi Shrestha, Anshumala Joshi
      Pages: 32 - 38
      Abstract: Intorduction: Vulval disorders can be of venereal and non-venereal etiology. Establishing non-venereal causation of vulval disorder helps in alleviating fears in patients with the condition. These patients are better dealt in a multidisciplinary clinic as patients with these disorders frequently visit dermatologists and gynecologists for the treatment. Objectives: To study the clinico-demographic profile of women with non-venereal vulval disorders and to determine their relative frequency. Materials and Methods: This is an observational, descriptive study done at the Departments of Dermatology and Venereology and Gynecology and Obstetrics, Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital. All consenting female patients with problems pertaining to female external genitalia were recruited for the study after excluding venereal diseases. Details of the patients were obtained and entered in a predesigned proforma. Results: Seventy-five females were recruited during a period of 20 months with a mean age of 34.79±17.90 years. Majority were married, uneducated and homemakers. Duration of disease ranged from 3 days to 35 years. Itching was the commonest presenting complaint (82.67%) followed by redness (32.00%), burning sensation (26.67%), white lesions (24.00%) and pain (24.00%). Commonest diagnosis was lichen sclerosus (17.33%), followed by candidiasis (14.67%). Patients presenting with vulval symptoms without lesions were diagnosed with non-specific vulval pruritus (9.33%) and vulvodynia (2.67%). Conclusion: Itching is the most common presenting complaint and contrary to the popular belief, inflammatory disorders especially lichen sclerosus, rather than infections were common diagnoses in females with non-venereal vulval disorders.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23250
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Pattern of Pediatric Dermatoses in a Tertiary Referral Centre, Nepal

    • Authors: Rabindra Sharma
      Pages: 39 - 41
      Abstract: Introduction: Dermatological problems constitute at least one third of all outpatient visits to a pediatrician and similar number of all visits to a dermatologist involve children.Children are often exposed to climatic and social conditions that make them more likely to develop skin infections and skin injuries.Little is known about the impact of pediatric skin disease on health care systems in developing countries like Nepal. So, data on this study can be useful in monitoring changes in disease trends in children and planning health care programs.   Objectives: To know the current status of disease trends and ethnic distribution of common dermatoses among children (hospital  based) in this geographical locality.  Materials and Methods: All children, 14 years and below, attending the dermatology out-patient department with any dermatoses were  enrolled in the study. The diagnosis was made by dermatologists based on detailed history and appropriate investigations. Patients were divided into four different age groups. Results: A total of 424 children with skin related symptoms were enrolled in this study. The mean age of this population was 6.30 years and it ranged from 0.05(19 days) to14 years. A total of 146 infective and 278 non-infective dermatoses were encountered as the primary diagnosis. Infections and infestations were the most common group of disorders (34.4%, 146 cases), followed by dermatitis and eczemas (32.5%, 138 cases). Fungal infections were the most common infective conditions (11.6%, 49 cases). Conclusion: Infections and infestations were the most common etiologic group of disorders followed by dermatitis and eczemas. Fungal infections were the most common infective conditions followed by pyoderma.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23249
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Cutaneous Manifestations of Thyroid Hormone Disorder

    • Authors: Karuna Singh Sijapati, Arpana Rijal, Sudha Agrawal, Dhan Keshar Khadka, Robin Maskey
      Pages: 42 - 48
      Abstract: Introduction: Thyroid hormone disorder (THD), a major health problem, is associated with a wide range of diseases. One of the organs, which  shows this wide range of clinical signs is the skin. Some dermatological findings may be the first symptoms of THD. Therefore, this study was planned to determine various cutaneous manifestations of THD that can be used as a diagnostic marker for THD. In Nepal due to lack of awareness, thyroid diseases may go unnoticed .So, cutaneous manifestations help in early diagnosis and treatment of THD. Objectives: To identify cutaneous manifestations of THD and to evaluate dermatological manifestations specific for THD.  Materials and methods: Seventy six patients with diagnosis of THD attending endocrine clinic of Internal Medicine Department in BPKIHS, Dharan were consecutively assessed for cutaneous changes by detailed history and clinical examination. As a control group, 26 age and  sex matched individuals without THD were included to assess frequency of cutaneous manifestation in normal individuals.  Results: Fifty five (72.3%) cases and 4(15.4%) control had skin changes. This observation was statistically significant with OR-14.4(95% CI4.43 – 46.78) and p<0.001.Hair changes (OR-2.100, 95% CI 0.647-6.821 and p=0.210) and nail changes (OR-1.818, 95% CI 0.371-8.902 and p=0.726) had no statistically significant association with THD. Conclusion: THD may present as or be associated with many changes in skin, hair and nails.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23217
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Role of Anti-oxidants in the Treatment of Vitiligo

    • Authors: Amit Kumar, Sudha Agrawal, Tapan Kumar Dhali, Shankar Kumr Majhi
      Pages: 49 - 57
      Abstract: Introduction: The role of free radicals and oxidative damage in the pathophysiology of vitiligo has been documented in recent studies. Antioxidant supplementation has been reported to be useful in the treatment of vitiligo. Objective: To evaluate the role of oral antioxidants supplementation therapy in the treatment of vitiligo by assessing the onset of repigmentation and oxidative stress. Materials and Methods: A total of 80 cases of vitiligo randomized into two groups: antioxidant and placebo comprising 40 patients each and were followed up for 8 weeks for the assessment of onset of repigmentation of vitiliginous lesions as primary outcome.  The activities of Malondialdehyde (MDA), Vitamin C, and Vitamin E in serum and of Catalase (CAT) in erythrocytes of patients at baseline and at end of eight weeks were also assessed by using the spectrophotometric assay. Results: The onset of repigmentation was noted significantly earlier among the anti-oxidant group as compared to the placebo group (p=0.015). At the baseline, between the two groups, no significant difference was found in the different biochemical parameters. However, at the end of 2 months the level of MDA (p<0.001) was found to be significantly lower and that of Vitamin E (p<0.001) and CAT (p=0.005) was significantly higher among the anti-oxidants group as compared to the placebo group. Conclusion: Antioxidant supplementation carried a better response in terms of early onset of repigmentation and significant decrease in the oxidative stress, in the short follow up of two months.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23132
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Spectrum of Dermatological Manifestations among Travelers Presenting at
           aTravel Medicine Center in Western Nepal

    • Authors: Sandeep Gupta, Saroj Pokhrel, Saraswoti Neupane, Prativa Pandey
      Pages: 58 - 62
      Abstract: Introduction: Skin disorders are among the most common reasons for travelers to seek medical care during and after travel. There is limited data on the spectrum of dermatoses reported among travelers during travel especially in South Asian continent. Objective: To review the spectrum of skin disorder manifested among the traveler population attending a travel medicine hospital in western Nepal. Materials and Methods: We performed a prospective study of the travelers visiting The Canadian International Water and Energy Consultants (CIWEC) Hospital, and Travel Medicine Center in Pokhara with history of skin disorders. This study was done from September 2014 until December 2015. Results: A total of 130 (14.7%) patients presenting with dermatological manifestations were enrolled in the study.  The most common diagnoses were bacterial skin infections 0.4%, arthropod bites 3.6% followed by animal bites and skin laceration due to trauma,each were 12.1%. Among patients with bacterial skin and soft tissue infections, pus culture and sensitivity were recorded in 13 patients. In almost fifty percent of our sample Staphylococcus aureus growth was seen, of which 38.5% were Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.  Conclusion: Bacterial skin and soft tissue infections, arthropod bites and animal bites were common reasons for travelers to seek medical consultations during travel in Nepal. This information will be useful for the medicine professionals while taking care of travelers and also while providing pre-travel consultation to the prospective travelers.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23386
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Leprosy in Post Elimination Period: An Experience in a Single Tertiary
           Care Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal

    • Authors: Upama Paudel, Sudip Parajuli
      Pages: 63 - 65
      Abstract: Introduction:  Leprosy elimination was declared by Government of Nepal almost a decade back. Objective: To evaluate the clinical and epidemiological profiles of leprosy patients in post elimination period Material and Methods: Analysis of medical records of all clinically diagnosed and newly registered cases of leprosy attending Dermatology outpatient department of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018 was done. Results: Hospital based prevalence of Leprosy was found to be 0.24%, with males outnumbering females (63.6% vs 36.4%).The most common age group affected was 45-59 years  with hypo-aesthetic patches/plaques  and erythematous anaesthetic /hypoaesthetic patches (36.4% each) being  the most common presentation. Overall, borderline leprosy was the most common diagnosis (borderline tuberculoid ,29.5% , borderline borderline, 6.8%, borderline lepromatous,11.36%).  Slit skin smear positivity was found in  50% of cases. Conclusion: Leprosy still remains a challenge for clinicians in Nepal though elimination has been achieved. A constant evaluation, monitoring and case detection should be still pursued with health education in order to make timely diagnosis and prevent deformities.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23388
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Granuloma Multiforme: First Report from Nepal

    • Authors: Sushil Paudel, Srijana Koirala Marahatta
      Pages: 66 - 68
      Abstract: Granuloma multiforme (GM) is a reactive skin disorder of unknown etiology, characterized clinically by confluent annular lesions and histologically by focal necrobiosis and histiocytic granulomas. GM is significant because it mimics various conditions and diagnosis is often missed if not taken into consideration. Here, we report a case of granuloma multiforme from Nepal in a 40 year old female with multiple skin colored to mildly erythematous, occasionally itchy annular plaques of duration 6 months, over the upper back and upper chest. Histopathology helped to clinch the diagnosis and differentiate from similar clinical and histologic mimics.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23292
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Sporadic Progressive Symmetric Erythrokeratoderma: Classical Presentation
           of a rare Condition

    • Authors: Kompal Agarwal, Sudha Agrawal, Anju Pradhan
      Pages: 69 - 72
      Abstract: Progressive symmetrical erythrokeratodermia (PSEK) is a rare autosomal dominant genodermatosis presenting in infancy or early childhood. An 11-year-old male presented with a history of pruritic, erythematous, scaly, hyperkeratotic plaques first noted at 5 years of age, with no history of similar lesions in the family. Cutaneous examination revealed multiple, irregularly shaped, erythematous plaques with fine, shiny white, adherent scaling distributed symmetrically over the face, trunk, inguinal area, bilateral axillae and extensor surfaces of limbs. Palmoplantar keratoderma was present with thickened, yellowish discolored nails. No systemic abnormality was found. The histopathological findings were consistent with PSEK. The case is being reported to increase the awareness about this rare disease.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23293
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Iatrogenic Cushing Syndrome due to Application of Potent Topical
           Corticosteroid: A Case Report

    • Authors: Mohan Bhusal, Eliz Aryal, Sabina Bhattarai, Sanju Babu Shrestha, Alark Rajouria
      Pages: 73 - 75
      Abstract: Corticosteroids are over the counter and cheaper drugs available in every medical stores in Nepal. Iatrogenic Cushing syndrome due to topical steroids application is a very rare phenomenon in adults.A 32 year female from Janakpur presented with complaints of swelling of face, weight gain, excessive facial hair and fatigue since two years that gradually increased over last one year. She had a past medical history of on and off application of multiple potent topical corticosteroids for disseminated Tinea infection. She was obese with moon facies, buffalo hump and multiple striae over her abdomen. Her blood pressure was raised and her blood sugar was in pre-diabetic range. Laboratory studies were consistent with iatrogenic Cushing syndrome. Patient recovered after discontinuation of topical corticosteroids and treatment with antifungals.Although iatrogenic Cushing syndrome following application of topical corticosteroid is a rare phenomenon in adults, this can happen in a setup like ours where corticosteroids are prescribed as over the counters and patients have very little knowledge about their use. Therefore, we emphasize that patients and pharmacist should be well educated about the consequences of their prolong application and their side effects
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23291
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Multiple Non- Familial Trichoepitheliomas in a NineYear Child

    • Authors: Samriti Sood, Mudita Gupta, Reena Kumari Sharma, Manju Rao
      Pages: 76 - 78
      Abstract: Trichoepitheliomas are rare benign tumours of poorly differentiated trichogenic origin. They present as translucent lesions most commonly on centrofacial regions. Solitary lesions are seen in sporadic cases while multiple lesions are inherited in autosomal dominant pattern. We present a 9 year old child with multiple trichoepitheliomas  at classical sites with  none of the other  family members involved.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.21119
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
  • Generalized ILVEN or Blaschkoid Psoriasis: A Persistant Dilemma

      Pages: 79 - 82
      Abstract: A 24-year-old man presented with itchy verrucous, scaly red-brown papules, & linear plaques distributed in a blaschkoid pattern all over the body since last 20 years associated with itching. A skin biopsy was consistent with ILVEN (inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus). Histopathologically, it can be difficult to distinguish it from linear psoriasis. It may respond to conventional anti-psoriatic therapies like potent topical corticosteroids applied under occlusion, or systemic treatments like acitretin.
      PubDate: 2019-03-31
      DOI: 10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.22048
      Issue No: Vol. 17, No. 1 (2019)
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