Study on Linear Dermatoses

Saraswathy, P (2015) Study on Linear Dermatoses. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.


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INTRODUCTION: Skin lesions present with innumerable patterns like Discoid, Petaloid, Arcuate, Annular, Polycyclic, Livedo, Reticulate, Target, Stellate, Digitate, Linear, Serpiginous and Whorled. Most of the linear lesions follow the Blaschko’s lines. Patients with linear lesions attending the Dermatology Out Patient Department at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital comprise study group. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To study the incidence of linear dermatoses , the age and sex incidence, various types of clinical presentation among the patients, the association, various sites of distribution and clinic histopathological correlation of various linear dermatoses. METHODS AND METHODOLOGY: Detailed history including family history, Martial Status, History of trauma documented with clinical examination. After counselling and after recording their consent for the test, skin biopsy done along with routine investigations and the results are evaluated. RESULTS: Among the 90 cases, Lichen striatus was the most common presentation followed by linear epidermal naevus and Linear Lichen planus in our study. Family history of similar leisions in any of these patients. Out of 90 cases, 83 cases showed unilateral distribution and only the remaining 7 showed bilateral distribution of lesions in a linear pattern. 66 cases, had lesions mainly over the extremities, corresponding to the lines of Blaschko. CONCLUSION: The Incidence of Linear Dermatoses during the period of AUGUST- 2013 to JULY-2014 is 0.2% Lichen striatus was found to be more common , female preponderance. Majority of patients showed unilateral distribution more on the extremities. Histopathological correlation shows the importance of histopathology which ultimately changing the management in any given condition. Very few associations were noted.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Linear Dermatoses.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy
Depositing User: Punitha K
Date Deposited: 05 May 2018 09:18
Last Modified: 05 May 2018 09:18

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