A CLINICO-PATHOLOGICAL STUDY OF ORAL MANIFESTATIONS IN LICHEN PLANUS – BY DR. SAJI FIROZ
This study was conducted at the department of Dermatology and Venereology, MCH, Trivandrum during the period 2003-2006.
This clinical study was conducted with the objective to study clinical and histopathological characteristics of Lichen Planus with special reference to oral manifestations. Lichen Planus is a relatively common muco-cutaneous disease. This study concluded that it is common in age group 40-50 and is with female predominance. The most common skin type in skin was classical Lichen Planus and in oral carity – reticulate lichen planus.
In contrast to the usual association with Hepatitis B and C, this study showed no association of Lichen Planus with Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C or altered liver function. Histopathology of cutaneous and oral lesions showed more of similar features than their differences.
NARROWBAND UVB (NBUVB) PHOTOTHERAPHY AND PUVA PHOTOCHEMOTHERAPY IN PSORIASIS VULGARIS – BY DR. RAKHEE NAIR
Narrowband UVB phototherapy and PUVA photochemotheraphy are accepted modalities of treatment for Psoriasis Vulgaris. Most of the studies in the field of phototherapy have been conducted in Western population with lighter skin types. Hence we undertook this studyto compare the efficacy and adverse effects of NBUVB phototherapy and PUVA photochemotherapy in our population with darker skin types. 30 patients were recruited and randomized into two groups and NBUVB phototherapy and PUVA photochemotherapy was given according to the standard protocol. The overall efficacy of both the treatments was the same irrespective of the higher disease clearance and lower observed adverse effects in the NBUVB group. The study was conducted in Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical College Trivandrum.