A Study on Diagnostic Methodology of Swetha Kuttam in the Context of Ennvagai Thervugal

Arun Kumar, M (2013) A Study on Diagnostic Methodology of Swetha Kuttam in the Context of Ennvagai Thervugal. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.


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AIM AND OBJECTIVE: AIM: Skin is one of the most important organs of the body because it protects the internal organs firm the environmental influences. From pediatric to geriatric all age group are affected to geriatric all age groups are affected from skin disease Kuttam is a general term used for the group of various skin diseases. Kuttam is classified in to 18 types in yugi vaithya sinthamani. Swetha kuttam is one of the eighteen types of kuttam. I have selected swetha kuttam for my study. The aim of my study is to evaluate the significance of siddha parameters in the diagnosis of SWETHA KUTTAM. OBJIECTIVES: The aim is to establish the following objectives. Primary: 1. To study the role of Envagai thervu in the disease of “Swetha Kuttam” 2. To reviw the literature about swetha kuttam. 3. To evaluate the etiology of Swetha kuttam. 4. To study in detail about etiopathogensis of swetha kuttam. Secondary: 1. To study the effect of Manikkadai in the disease of “Swetha Kuttam”. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Materials: The clinical study on swetha kuttam was carried in the out patients in post graduate department of Noi naadal at Govt Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai. 30 cases with clinical signs and symptoms of Swetha 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 cases, out of that 30 cases were selected on the basis of clinical symptoms as indicated in the Siddha text. SELECTION CRITERIA: Inclusion Criteria: 1. Age between 15 – 65 yrs. 2. Sex – both male and female. 3. Hypo pigmentation in skin and mucous membrane. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Birth mark (Mole). 2. Burns. 3. Leprosy. 4. Associated with other major illness. METHODOLOGY: Study Design: Observational type of study. Study Period: 1. Total period - 1yr. 2. Recruitment for the study - Upto 10 months. 3. Data entry analysis - 1 month. 4. Report preparation and submission - 1 month. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: All collected data will be entered in to computer using MS Access/MS Excel software by the investigators. The level of significance will be 0.05. Descrptive analysis will be made and necessary tables/graphs generated to understand the profile of patients included in the study. Then statistical analysis for significance of different diagnostic charecterictics will be done.Student‘t’ test and chi-square test are proposed to be performed for quantitative and qualitative data. CONCLUSION: 1. “SWETHA KUTTAM” can be diagnosed via clinical history and clinical symptoms. 2. Ennvagai thervu reveals the deranged humor of the disease, diagnostic and prognostic value of the disease and fate of the disease. 3. In ennvagai thervu niram, neikuri, naadi has more significant in diagnostic and prognostic value of the disease. 4. Manikkadai play a major role in the diagnosis of swetha kuttam. 5. Special investigation such as skin biopsy are helpful in conforming the diagnosis of “Swetha kuttam”. 6. Reduced intake of mantham type of foods with reduce the severity of the disease. 7. The study on “swetha kuttam” may be correlated with vitiligo.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Swetha Kuttam ; Diagnostic Methodology ; Ennvagai Thervugal.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Kambaraman B
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 02:26
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2018 17:02
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/7296

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