A Study on Sithmaa Kuttam

Sakthi Vadivu, T (2012) A Study on Sithmaa Kuttam. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.


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INTRODUCTION: In human body skin is the largest organ. It is the index of the body. Some of the systemic diseases can be expressed through the skin. About 10 to 15 % of patients seeking medical therapy are with skin ailments. There are so many diseases affecting the skin. Kuttam is one among them. It is described by various Siddhars and they are dealt here. Kuttam is a clinical condition which is manifested in the skin and differs from other skin diseases in its etiology, symptomatology, pathology and therapeutic measures. Siddhars classified kuttam as 18 types. Sithmaa Kuttam is one among them which is the author’s topic. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: Skin diseases are most commonly encountered in clinical practise in the day to day life. From paediatric to geriatric all groups are affected by skin disease. I have selected Sithmaa kuttam one of the skin disease for my study. The aim of my work is to study and evaluate the highlights of pathogenesis that occur in Sithmaa kuttam said by the sage Dhanvanthiri. It is helpful for clear understanding of the disease and is necessary to evolve the directions for management of the disease The following objectives are needed,to achieve my aim. 1. Collecting literary evidence about kuttam particularly Sithmaa kuttam. 2. Knowing the etiology, classification and clinical features of kuttam in general. 3. Eliciting the causes and pathological changes in Sithmaa kuttam. 4. Understanding the psychological factors involved. 5. Finding out the changes that occurs in 3 humours. 6. Achieving the diagnosis with the help of Ennvagai thervugal, Udal thathukkal, Manikkadai nool and Modern investigation whichever required with respect of Sithmaa kuttam. 7. Knowing in detail the changes that occur in Naadi nadai. 8. Knowing the extent of co-relation of etiology, pathological changes, signs and symptoms, diagnostic methods with modern aspect. 9. Planning for further studies & research on this disease. CONCLUSION: The study on “Sithmaa Kuttam” was carried out in the dissertation, giving importance to the characteristics of the diseases like, Flaking scales ranging from white to yellowish, Erythematous lesion, Dryness, Lesion is cheek, chest and scalp. Diagnosis can be carried out by detailed history taking, clinical examination of siddha system and modern parameters. Siddha parameters such as Mukkttram, Udal thathukkal, Ennvagai thervugal, and Manikkadai nool are very helpful in arriving the diagnosis. Modern parameters such has Total WBC, Differential count, ESR, Total Cholesterol, Blood sugar and Urine investigation (Sugar, Albumin and Deposits) and Motion test for Ova, Cyst and Occult blood are very helpful for the study. Special investigations such has Skin biopsy, Lipid profile and IgE are very helpful in confirming the diagnosis “ Sithmaa Kuttam". This study on “Sithmaa Kuttam" may be correlated with ‘Seborrhiec Dermatitis’ which had given relevance to modern clinical entity.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.32093007
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diagnostic Methodology, Symptomatology, Sithmaa Kuttam.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2020 04:18
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2020 04:18
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12766

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