A Study on Suvetha Kuttam

Lazha, A (2009) A Study on Suvetha Kuttam. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.


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AIM AND OBJECTIVES: Skin is one of the most important organs of the body because it protects the internal organs from the deleterious envi ronment influences. It reflects so many internal pathological changes. Diseases of the skin are a common occurrence. 10 – 20% of people suffering from skin diseases. From pediatric to geriatric all age groups in both sex are affected by the skin diseases. The etiopathogenesis of skin diseases are based on the External Environmental agents like Physical, Chemical, Biological and Internal Environmental agents like diet, mind, endocrine, metabolic, nutritional, immunological and drugs. Siddha system is considered to be the most ancient therapeutic science in the world Siddhars have identified four thousand four hundred and forty eight diseases and scientifically arranged eighty types of Vadha diseases, forty types of Pitha diseases twenty types of Kabha diseases and eighteen types of Kuttam etc. Kuttam is a general term used for the group of various skin diseases. Kuttam is classified into 18 types in yugi vaithya sinthamani. Suvetha Kuttam is one of the eighteen types of kuttam. It is selected for the study. The aim is to study and to evaluate the etiology and pathology of Suvetha Kuttam and to analyse the state of curability. The aim is to establish by the following objectives: • To collect the literature about Kuttam in general and suvetha kuttam in particular. • To evaluate the siddha basic physiology and pathology. • To study in detail the etiological factors of suvetha kuttam. • To analyse the signs and symptoms of suvetha kuttam. • To find out the changes that occurs in uyir thathukkal, udal thathukkal in suvetha kuttam through envagaithervu including Naadi, Neerkuri and Neikuri. • To study in detail about the incidence of the disease with age, sex, occupation, thinai, socioeconomic status, environment and prevalance. • To correlate the diseases suvetha kuttam with modern aspect. • To use the modern diagnostic parameters to confirm the disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical study on Suvetha kuttam was carried out with the out patients in the post graduate department of Noi Naadal at Govt. Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai. Twenty cases with clinical signs and symptoms of Suvetha kuttam of both sex of all different ages were related and studied under the guidance of the faculties of post graduate department of Noi Naadal. Selection of the patients: The clinical study was done in 50 cases among them 20 cases were selected on the basis of clinical symptoms were indicated in siddha text. Clinical features of Suvetha Kuttam: 1. White patches present in area of the body. 2. Grey hair present in the affected area. 3. The patches present like to burn scar. Diagnosis: The patients for clinical trials were thoroughly enquired and examined according to siddha methodology as per the following proforma. 1. Name, age, sex, occupation were enquired and noted. 2. Since diet is a major cause dietary habits were noted. 3. Family history, past history also were noted. 4. Personal history, allergic history, particulars of lesions were also noted. 5. In all the cases, the following routine laboratory investigation were noted in Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamottai. Suvetha kuttam is one of the eighteen types of kuttam described by saint Yugi. In siddha literature, it is an acquired depigmented condition of the skin characterised by the appearance of the ivory white patches on the skin which is the main clinical feature. The classifications, aetiology and clinical features are discussed in many siddha literatures. Author collected these largely from, yugi vaidhya chinthamani, siddha maruthuvam sirappu, thanvanthri vaidhyam, pothu maruthuvam and aruvai maruthuvam. The clinical study on the all selected twenty cases were undergone investigations by both siddha as well as modern allied parameters. CONCLUSION: Identification of disease and its pathogenesis are per requiste for medical practice. A detailed history taking, clinical examinations as per siddha guidelines is necessary to arrive at precise diagnosis. The study on Suvetha Kuttam was carried out in the dissertation, giving importance to the characteristics of the disease like white color patches present in any area of the body and grey hair in affected areas. Diagnosis can be carried out by detailed history taking, classical clinical examination of siddha system via Envagaithervugal including Neerkuri, Neikuri, and changes in udal thathukal and mukktram. This study on Suvedha Kuttam may be correlates with vitiligo which has given relevance to modern clinical entity.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Suvetha Kuttam ; Vitiligo ; leucoderma.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2019 01:16
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2019 15:56
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10400

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