Publications by authors named "Divya Vupperla"

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Vitamin D-Dependent Rickets Type II with Alopecia: A Rare Case Report.

Indian J Dermatol 2018 Mar-Apr;63(2):176-179

Department of Radio-Diagnosis, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Vitamin D-dependent rickets type II is a rare hereditary disorder. It occurs due to mutations in the gene chr. 12q12-q14, which codes for vitamin D receptor. End-organ resistance to 1,25-(OH) vitamin D3 and alopecia in severe cases are the characteristic features. We report a case of a 4-year-old boy with loss of hair over the scalp and body - first observed after 1 month of birth. The boy also developed difficulty in walking at the age of 2 year. On analysis, reduced serum calcium level (7.5 mg/dL) and elevated alkaline phosphatase level (625 IU/L) were reported. Initially, the treatment included intramuscularly administered single dose of 600,000 IU vitamin D, followed by 400 IU of vitamin D along with 1 g of supplemental calcium every day. Periodic follow-up was conducted for 2 months. Improvement was observed in the biochemical parameters and X-rays of the distal radial and ulnar metaphyses, although no improvement was observed in alopecia.
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April 2018

Granulosis Rubra Nasi Response to Topical Tacrolimus.

Case Rep Dermatol Med 2017 29;2017:2519814. Epub 2017 Nov 29.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and KLE's Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Belgaum, Karnataka 590 010, India.

Granulosis Rubra Nasi (GRN) is a rare disorder of the eccrine glands. It is clinically characterized by hyperhidrosis of the central part of the face, most commonly on the tip of the nose, followed by appearance of diffuse erythema over the nose, cheeks, chin, and upper lip. It is commonly seen in childhood but it can present in adults. Here we report a case of GRN in an adult patient with very unusual histopathological presentation.
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November 2017