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FACULTY OF DERMATOLOGY & VENEREAL DISEASES

History : Moritz Kaposi (Hungary)(1837 -1902) a physician & dermatologist discovered the skin tumor named after him (Kaposi's sarcoma). In 1855, Kaposi began to study medicine at the University of Vienna and attained doctorate in 1861. His dissertation, Dermatologie und Syphilis (1866) was an important contribution to dermatology. He was appointed professor at the University of Vienna in 1875, and in 1881 as member of theboard of Vienna General Hospital and director of its clinic of skin diseases.

Dr.P.Nirmala Devi MD; Professor & Head; Dermatology & Leprolog
The Department established in 1966,was existent since the inception of the hospital in 1958 as a OPD. We wereupgraded as a postgraduate department in 2007 with induction of MD (DVL)students that summer. The department has been upgrading itself fast withfacilities for tertiary care in skin illnesses. The Dermato-Surgery unit, withstate of art equipment like lasers and micro-dermabraders, is the first of itskind in Southern Tamilnadu.

Dr.S.Selvakumar MD DV; Professor and Head, Venereology
The Department of Venereology wasformed in 1968 and was upgraded as a unified postgraduate department since2006. The department is structurally independent with a chair and has atraining schedule for MD residents. The department also has a Anti Retro ViralTherapy Program and a Counseling and Testing Facility.


List of Succession of the Departmentof Dermatology

NAME

PERIOD

DR.P.I.PANDIAN

1978-1991

DR.ABDUL PAZAAK

1991-1992

DR.C.N.PANDURANGAN

1992-1993

DR.S.PREMALATHA

1993-1994

DR.A.MAHAKRISHNAN

1994-2000

DR.S.KRISHNAN

2000-2002

DR.S.S.RAJENDRAN

2004-2005

DR.R.SUGANTHY RAJAKUMARI

2006-2011

DR.P.NIRMALADEVI

From 2011

Hospital Services: The department offers its servicesin three specialties, namely Clinical Dermatology, Clinical Leprology,Cosmetology & Dermatosurgery. The Venereology division is independent andis headed by a full time Professor. All ranges of dermatological diseases arecovered. Special clinics are run each day for a particular disease - Vitiligo,Bullous Lesion, Psoriasis & Contact Dermatitis. The Dermatosurgery division has facility for dermabrasion, Vitiligo Patch graft, Cryotherapy, Electrocautery, CO2 laser therapy and biopsy. The Venereologydivision has a well developed ART clinic which caters to a big group of HIVpositives with facility for counseling, treatment and aftercare. TheVenereology division also has laboratory service back up for STD assessment anddiagnosis. The department has also facilities for domiciliary and admitted treatment and rehab for leprosy. The department also has facilities fortreatment for psoriasis.

List of Succession of the Departmentof Venereology

NAME

PERIOD

DR.RAMA IYENGAR

1965-1972

DR.C.CHELLA MUTHIAH MD, DV

1972 -1979

DR.A.K.SWAMINATHAN MD,DV

1979-1980

DR.C.CHELLA MUTHIAH MD, DV

1980-1983

DR.T.K.VENKATRAMAN MD , DV

1983-1988

DR.C.CHELLA MUTHIAH MD, DV

1988-1989

DR.M.C.A.KALEELULLAH MD ,DV

1989-1997

DR.R.GOPINATHAN MD , DV

1998

DR.R.GANESH MD, DV(UK)

1999-2005

DR.N.KUMAR MD ,DV,DMRD

2005-2007

DR.D.RAMACHANDRA REDDY MD,DV

2007-2008

DR.V.SIVA SUBRAMANIYAN MD , DV

2009-2010

DR.M.SELVAKUMAR MD DD

From 2011

Academic Program - Graduate

The Graduate Student is trained inDermatology during the last 3 semesters of the final year and has a curricularframe in our department that prepares our students to have reasonable sound knowledgeon all issues of importance in dermatological diagnosis. We also createawareness of looking at the patient holistic through the window off the skin.The student would be trained to recognize

  • Diseases caused by nutritional and environmental factors.
  • Infective disorders : Pyodermas, Common Viral and Fungal infections, Infestations : Scabies, Pediculosis.
  • Allergic disorders : Urticaria, Atopic dermatitis, and contact dermatitis.
  • Common drug reactions and eruptions : Erythema multiforme, Toxic epidermal necrolysis and Exfoliative dermatitis.
  • Dermatitis and Eczema, Alopecia and Hirsutism.
  • Sebaceous glands disorders - Acne, Seborrhic dermatitis,
  • Pityriasis capitis, Miliaria, Hyperhidrosis.
  • Leprosy : Classification, Pathology, Clinical features, Diagnosis, Reactions, Management, Deformities and Control Programs.
  • Psoriasis, Lichen Planus.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases : Genital ulcerative diseases, Genital discharge diseases.
  • Dermatological therapy for most disorders.
  • Vesiculobullous Diseases : Pemphigus, Pemphigiod and Dermatitis Herpetiforms.
  • Melanocyte Pigment Disorders

Academic Program: Postgraduate: The Residents in our department aretaken through a detailed training in basic medical sciences pertaining to skin- The structure, functions and development of human skin, Ultra structuralaspects of epidermis, epidermal appendages, dermo-epidermal junction, dermis,and sub-cutis, Immunology, molecular biology and genetics in relation to theskin, Epidermal cell kinetics and keratinization, Lipids of epidermis andsebaceous glands, Percutaneous absorption, Skin as an organ of protection,barrier function and thermoregulation, Biology of eccrine and apocrine sweatglands, Biology of melanocytes and melanin formation, Biology of hairfollicles, sebaceous glands and nails, Epidermal proteins, Dermal connectivetissue : collagen, elastin, reticulin, basement membrane and ground substance,Metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and steroids by the skin, Cutaneousvasculature and vascular reactions, Mechanism of cutaneous wound healing,Cellular and molecular biology of cutaneous inflammation and arachidonic andmetabolism, Role of Extracellular matrix metallo-proteinases in connectivetissue, remodeling, Innate immunity skin, Immunologic aspects of epidermis/Skin - An immunologic barrier, HLA system, Immunoglobulins, Cytokines andchemokines, Lymphocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils and mast cells,Complement system, Hypersensitivity and allergy / DNA repair, Cutaneouscarcinogenesis (chemical, viral & radiation), Photo immunology, Basics ofcutaneous bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology and host resistance,Common laboratory procedures, stains and culture media etc, related to the cutaneousdiagnosis, Basic pathologic patterns and reactions of skin, Common laboratorystains and procedures used in the histopathologic diagnosis of skin diseasesand special techniques such as immunofluorescence, immunoperoxidase and otherrelated techniques and Topical and systemic therapy pertaining to Dermatology,Venereology and leprosy. The training is actioned to provide the resident capability to recognize andmanage Genetics and genodermatoses, Naevi and other developmental defects,Disorders of keratinisation, Psoriasis, Pruritis, Urticaria and Mastocytosis, Eczema, Lichenification, Prurigo and Erythroderma, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis: Irritant Contact Dermatitis:Allergic Occupational Dermatoses,Mechanical and Thermal Injury, Sports Dermatology and Skin Problems inWarfield, Cutaneous Photobiology, Bacterial Infections, MycobacterialInfections, Virus Infections and Prions and the skin, HIV and the Skin,Mycology, Parasitic Worms and Protozoa, Diseases caused by Arthropods and othernoxious Animals, Genetic Blistering Diseases, Immunobullous Diseases, LichenPlanus and Lichenoid Disorders, Disorders of the Sebaceous Glands,Rosacea,Perioral Dermatitis and Similar Dermatoses,Flushing and FlushingSyndromes, Disorders of Sweat Glands, Disorders of Connective Tissue,Subcutaneous Fat, Diseases of the Veins and Arteries: Leg Ulcers, Disorders ofLymphatic Vessels, Purpura and Microvascular Occlusion, Vasculitis,NeutrophilicDermatoses and Related Disorders, The 'Connective Tissue Diseases', Non-MelanomaSkin Cancer and Other Epidermal Skin Tumours, Tumours of the Skin Appendages,Lentigos,Melanocytic Naevi and Melanoma, Histiocytoses, Soft-Tissue Tumours andTumour-like Conditions, Cutaneous Lymphomas and Lymphocytic Infiltrates,Disorders of Skin Colour, Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders, NecrobioticDisorders, Sarcoidosis, Systemic Disease and the Skin, The Skin and the NervousSystem, Psychocutaneous Disorders, Disorders of Nails, Disorders of Hair, TheOral Cavity and Lips, The Breast, The Genital,Perianal and Umbilical Regions,General Aspects of Treatment Topical Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Drug Reactions,Cutaneous manifestations of Drug abuse,Cutaneous reactions to Cytokines andGrowth Factors, Erythema Multiforme,Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and ToxicEpidermal Necrolysis Dermatological Surgery, Lasers and Flash lamps in theTreatment of Skin Disorders, Radiotherapy and Reactions to Ionizing Radiation,Minimally Invasive Treatments and Procedures for Ageing Skin.

Statistics

Services

2008

2009

2010

CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY

OPD

42874

43270

44117

IP ADMISSIONS

7618

7329

7513

SPECIAL OPD

1607

1756

1781

DERMATOSURGERY

BIOPSY

109

251

283

DERMABRASION

63

71

73

CO2 LASER

179

181

183

ELECTROCAUTERY

147

146

149

CRYOTHERAPY

66

78

81

VITILIGO GRAFT

0

0

17

CLINICAL LEPROLOGY

OPD

521

453

446

IP ADMISSIONS

44

43

44

CLINICAL VENEREOLOGY

OPD

18374

18543

18906

IP ADMISSIONS

443

523

514

ART OPD

22523

25391

27278

 SPECIAL CLINICS IN DERMATOLOGY

Monday

Contact Dermatitis Clinic

Tuesday

Vitiligo Clinic

Wednesday & Friday

Dermatosurgery Clinic

Thursday

Bullous Disorders Clinic

Friday

Psoriasis Clinic

Wednesday & Friday

ULC Clinic

Tuesday & Friday

Phototherapy

RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Cutaneous Anthrax - a case report, World congress of dermatology,Beunos Aires, Argentina 2007
  • Keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans and keratosis pilaris atrophicans in siblings of a same family is it time to rename KPA - European Hair research society conference , Jerusalem , Israel 2011
  • Sturge weber syndrome in association with klippel-trenauney syndrome - a case report
  • Multiple FDE mimicking TEN - a case report
  • Guttate psoriasis in patients affected by chikungunya fever - a study
  • Zosteriform cutaneous metastases in an elderly man with adenocarcinoma - a case report
  • Botryomycosis mimicking Tuberculosis  - a case report
  • Cutaneous anthrax - a case report
  • Study of contact dermatitis to cement - 20 cases
  • Lipoatrophia semicircularis - a case report
  • An interesting case of cutaneous CD 30 + large cell T cell lymphoma
  • Congenital Hypoparathyroidism with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (APS type I ) and hyper IgE syndrome in a young female - a new combination
  • A case of advanced mycosis fungoides successfully managed
  • Childhood Bullous pemphigoid - a case report
  • Lepromatous leprosy presenting with nasal symptoms- a case report
  • Bullous pemphigoid in a child presenting as erythroderma - a case report
  • Ulnar artery aneurysm masquerading as Hansens  disease - a case report
  • Kaposis  varicelliform eruptions in a case of dariers disease - a case report
  • Study on skin biopsy in pure neuritic leprosy - its diagnostic value.
  • Comparative study of various schedules of Isotretinoin in the treatment of Acne vulgaris.
  • A prospective questionnaire study of DQLI in patients with Psoriasis Vulgaris.
  • Efficacy of T,Griseofulvin Vs T.Fluconazole in the treatment of Dermato-phytoses.
  • Comparative study of efficacy of oral T.Ivermectin Vs topical 1%GBHC  in the management of scabies.
  • Comparative study of NB-UVB Vs PUVA in the therapy of vitiligo vulgaris.
  • Study on DQLI in Psoriasis patients.
  • Cutaneous manifestations of chronic renal disease.
  • Comparative Study of efficacy of topical Terbinafine Vs 2%Clotrimazole in the management of Tinea Versicolor.
  • Clinicopathologic study of Childhood Hansens Disease.

 


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