Publications by authors named "Naushin Aara"

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Herpes zoster duplex bilateralis symmetricus in an immunocompetent subject.

Int J Dermatol 2014 Apr 14;53(4):e281-2. Epub 2013 Oct 14.

Department of Skin, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Leprosy, Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

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April 2014

Clinco-epidemiologic study of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 Jul 28;89(1):111-5. Epub 2013 May 28.

Department of Dermatology, Sandar Patel Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic to the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, Bikaner, India. The present study describes clinico-epidemiologcial data of all cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis CL in this region during 2001-2011. A total of 1,379 patients with 2,730 lesions were reported during the study period. Ages of patients ranged from 3 months to 86 years, and there was a predominance of infections in males. Most patients were from urban areas and lower middle socioeconomic groups. Lesions were dry, ulcerated nodules or plaques of different sizes commonly over face and upper limb. Skin smears were positive for parasites in 958 (69.5%) patients, and the remaining 45.8% (193 of 421) patients were positive by skin biopsy. Histopathologic analysis of the skin showed mixed granulomas consisting of macrophages, lymphocytes, epitheloid, and plasma cells. Species identification was conducted for 45 randomly selected patients by polymerase chain reaction, the infective species was Leishmania tropica. Most patients were treated with intra-lesional injections of sodium stibogluconate.
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July 2013

Efficacy of Intralesional Bleomycin in Palmo-plantar and Periungual Warts.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2011 Sep;4(3):188-91

Departments of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, SP Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

Background/aim: Intralesional bleomycin gained increasing popularity in the recent past for treatment of warts particularly in palmo-plantar and periungual regions as other modalities are not very effective. Hence we evaluated the role of intralesional bleomycin in periungual and palmo-plantar warts to know its efficacy in Indian patients.

Settings And Design: This was a placebo-controlled study.

Materials And Methods: Fifty patients of multiple palmo-plantar and periungual warts were included in this study and categorized in groups A and B of 25 each. Alternate patients were included in groups A and B and treated respectively with intralesional bleomycin (1 mg/mL solution) and normal saline as placebo, fortnightly for maximum up to two injections. Patients were followed up weekly for 1 month, fortnightly up to 12 weeks, and then quarterly for 1 year. If warts persisted after 12 weeks of starting treatment, it was considered a failure. Statistical analysis was done by the chi-square test using M-stat software.

Results: Group A and B patients were having 85 warts and 72 warts, respectively. The cure rate in group A and B patients was 96.47% (82/85 warts) and 11.11% (8/72 warts), respectively, after one or two injections within 12 weeks. The difference in the cure rate between two groups was statistically highly significant (<0.0001). In group A patients, a haemorrhagic eschar was formed which gradually healed in 8-12 weeks without atrophy or pigmentation; this phenomenon was not seen in group B. Only moderate pain was observed by most of the patients during injection in both groups.

Conclusion: The intralesional injection of bleomycin is highly effective, safe, and non-toxic in periungual and palmo-plantar warts.
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September 2011