A Study on Vibathigaa Kuttam

Uma Maheswari, R (2012) A Study on Vibathigaa Kuttam. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.

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Abstract

AIM AND OBJECTIVES: Siddha system is considered to be the most ancient therapeutic science in the world. Siddhars have enumerated lot of medicine for the diseases. The recent advancement in the field of medicine has enlightened our ideas in the field of Siddha medicine to study about basic concept of Siddha pathology. Skin diseases are disturbed both functionally and psychologically. The "VIBATHIGAA KUTTAM" is selected for the study. The disease affects middle age groups of both sexes and the disease was more common in farmers, manual laborers, and housewives. In India 17% of people are affected by this disease. Its occurrence and agony undergone by the patients has made to choose the disease. AIM OF THE STUDY: The Aim of the study is to evaluate the Siddha pathology emphasizing more importance to Siddha diagnostic tools such as Uyir thathukkal, Udal thathukkal, Manikkadai nool etc. and diagnose the patient on the basis of Eight fold examination. OBJECTIVES: The following specific objectives have been drawn to achieve the above aim. 1. To Collect the Siddha literary evidences about Kuttam mainly “VIBATHIGAA KUTTAM”. 2. To know the aetiology, classification and clinical features of Kuttam in general. 3. To elicit the causes and pathological changes in Vibathigaa kuttam. 4. To evaluate the Siddha pathology. 5. To study each and every aspect of “Vibathigaa kuttam” in detail. 6. To study in detail about the incidence if the disease with age, sex, climate, and socio economic status. 7. To know in detail the changes occur in Naadi nadai. 8. To know the extent of co- relation of aetiology, pathological changes, signs and symptoms, diagnostic methods with modern aspect. 9. To have a plan for further studies and research on this disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS MATERIALS: The clinical study on Vibathigaa kuttam was carried was in the out patients in post graduate department of Noinaadal at Govt. Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai. Fourteen cases with clinical signs and symptoms of Vibathigaa kuttam of both sex of all different ages were studied under the guidance of faculties of post graduate department. Selection of patients: The clinical study was done in 25 cases, out of that 14 cases were selected on the basis of clinical symptoms indicated in the Siddha text. Inclusion criteria: Both sexes of all ages, Criteria must be correlate with symptoms given in stanza Lesions with super added infection, Patients should give co-operation for investigation whenever necessary. Exclusion criteria: Patients with Body lesions, Vulnerable groups, Other Major illness. The clinical study on Vibathigaa kuttam was carried was in the out patients in post graduate department of Noinaadal at Govt. Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai. Cases with clinical signs and symptoms of vibathigaa kuttam of both sexes of all different ages were studied under the guidance of faculties of Post graduate department. The clinical study was done in cases, out of that 14 cases were selected on the basis of clinical symptoms indicated in the Siddha text. Various aspects of examinations including the Uyir thathukkal, Udal thathukkal, Manikkadai nool, Ennvagai thervugal were done and recorded in proforma. CONCLUSION: Identification of disease and its Pathogenesis are pre requisite for medical Practice. The Vibathigaa kuttam can be diagnosed via the detail clinical history, and the clinical symptoms. The study on Vibathigaa kuttam was carried out in dissertation giving importance to the characteristics of the disease like Painful Fissures in Palms of the hand and soles of the foot with thickening, Dryness, Mild itching and Reddishness. Diagnosis can be carried out by detailed history taking, clinical examination of Siddha system and Modern parameters. Siddha parameters such as mukkutram, Udal thathukkal, Ennvagai thervugal, and Manikkadai nool are very helpful in arriving the diagnosis. Special investigations such has Skin biopsy are very helpful in confirming the diagnosis “Vibathigaa Kuttam“. This study on “Vibathigaa Kuttam” may be correlated with ‘Palmoplantar Psoriasis’ which had given relevance to modern clinical entity.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.32073009
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diagnostic Methodology, Symptomatology, Vibathigaa Kuttam.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2020 08:58
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2020 08:58
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12763

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