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Professor and Head V.K.Sharma
Professors Neena Khanna
K.K. Verma
Additional Professors M. Ramam
Associate Professor Binod K Khaitan
AssistantProfessor Sujay Khandpur
G. Sethuraman

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HistoryThe department was set up in1950sunder the Chairmanship of Late Prof K CKandhari and subsequently stalwartslike Prof LK Bhutani (1974-1996 ), ProfJS Pasricha ( 1996-8 )and Prof RKPandhi (1998-2001)headed the department. Prof KC Kandhari and Prof LK Bhutani laid the basic foundation of the department and started dermatolgic trainingmodule which is being followed still with minormodifications.

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Facilities The department caters to the needsof more than 30,000 outpatients and 3000
inpatients per year. The followingfacilities are availlable for patients

Treatment of skindiseases

Treatment of diseases ofhair, alopecia etc,

Treatment of Sexuallytransmitted diseases

Treatment of leprosy

Treatment of vitiligo,psoriasis, eczemas

Surgical Treatment ofSkin problems

Specialised treatment of Pemphigus

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Equipment and Facilities Available

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CO 2 Laser


Pulse dye laser Coming soon

Hitopathology andImmunofluorescence

Mycology and fungalculture

AIDS testing andcounselling and beds

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Undergraduate Training for MBBS students and Interns

Postgraduates MDDermatology and Venereology

Foreign Graduates Training in Tropical Dermatology and Venereology

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Short term Refresher training for thoseholding MD Dermatology

IADVL Fellowships in Contact Dermatitis,Pulse Therapy


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Achievementsof department

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New inventive technologies introduced in our Institute

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<![if !supportLists]>(i)<![endif]>Innovative management of skin diseases

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<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Pemphigus: Dexamethasone cyclophosamide pulse therapy

Oral betamethasone pulsetherapy

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<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Collagenvascular diseases: Dexamethasone pulsetherapy

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·Azathioprinein treatment of airborne contact dermatitis, lichen planus,

Atopic dermatitis

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<![if !supportLists]>·<![endif]>Alopeciaareata: Treatment withdiphencyprone

300 mg oral prednisolone bolus

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<![if !supportLists]>·<![endif]>Mycetoma: 2 step treatment for mycetoma

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<![if !supportLists]>(ii)<![endif]>Innovations

Indian standard series for patchtesting

New investigative procedures introduced by your Institute

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<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Touch,pain & thermal sensation testing and grading devices, nasal filter

<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Dermograder

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<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Complete dietelimination for food allergy

<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>A fourweek therapeutic test for cutaneous TB


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<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Provocationtest for severe drug reactions

<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>AluminiumPatch Test Chambers

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Research Completed 2000-2001

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A Broad Band UV-Bin the treatment of Vitiligo

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Seventeen patients (9 males, 8 females) between ages of 10to 40 years were treated with
broad band UV-B twice a week by Waldmann’s UV7001 K unit. Eleven patients received
25-44 (mean 33) exposure of UV-B over 4-6 months. Repigmentation was observed in8
(72.7%) out of 11 patients and remaining 3 showed no response.Repigmentation was
diffuse and to the extent of 10-25% only and none of thepatients had satisfactory cosmetic
improvement. It was concluded that broad band UV-B given twice a week over 4months
was not effective in vitiligo.

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<![if !supportLists]>A.<![endif]>Role of contact allergens in the etiology of pompholyx.

<![if !supportLists]>B.<![endif]>Natural history of parthenium dermatitis

<![if !supportLists]>C.<![endif]>Hydroxyurea in the treatment of psoriasis

<![if !supportLists]>D.<![endif]>Minodixil and betamethasone dipropionate combination in thetreatment of extensive
alopecia areata

<![if !supportLists]>E.<![endif]>Diphencyclopropenone in the treatment of alopeciauniversalis and totalis

<![if !supportLists]>F.<![endif]>Identification of risk factors for extensive vitiligo

<![if !supportLists]>G.<![endif]>Evaluation of the effficacy of intravenous cyclophosphamidemonthly pulse (15 mg/kg )
with daily oral prenisolone (1 mg/kg) in the therapyof pemphigus.

<![if !supportLists]>H. <![endif]>Reproducibilityof patch test at upper back, lower back and forearm in patients with

<![if !supportLists]>I. <![endif]>Effectivenessof CO2 laser in benign vascular lesions, epidermal and sebaceous nevi,
angiofibromas & keloids

<![if !supportLists]>J. <![endif]>Azathioprine asa corticosteroid sparingagent in the treatment of air bornecontact dermatitis.

<![if !supportLists]>K. <![endif]>To evaluatethe role ofimmunosuppressive drugs for the treatment of chronic idiopathic

<![if !supportLists]>L. <![endif]>Long-term safety and toxicity of azathioprinein patients of air-borne contact dermatitis.

<![if !supportLists]>M. <![endif]>Evaluation of efficacy of fixed duration (12 weeks)multidrug therapy with newer antileprosy
bactericidal drugs in multibacillaryleprosy.

<![if !supportLists]>N.<![endif]> A comparative study of punch grafting followed by topicalconticosteroids vs punch grafting
followed by PUVA therapy in stable vitiligo.

<![if !supportLists]>O. <![endif]>Further evaluation of Dexamethasone Cyclophosphamide Pulsetherapy in pemphigus.

<![if !supportLists]>P. <![endif]>Evaluation of punch grafting in halo naevi with/withoutlimited vitiligo.

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Collaborative research project completed

<![if !supportLists]>A.<![endif]>Evaluation of PCR in the diagnosis of cutaneous tuberculosis(Microbiology, Pathology
and Biostatistics).

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The laboratory diagnosis oftuberculosis rests on the direct demonstration of Mycobacterium
tuberculosis insmears or biopsies and culture of the organism. However, because most type
of cutaneous tuberculosis arepaucibacillary, it is often difficult to demonstrate or grow the

organism fromthe skin. Over the last few years, somereports have documented the use of

PCR in identifying M. tuberculosis DNA inlesions of cutaneous tuberculosis.However, the

test has not been prospectively evaluated in the diagnosisof the disease. We performed PCR

usingprimers and probes based on the published sequence of immunogenic proteinMPB64,

a gene unique to the M. tuberculosis complex. The test was performed in 64 cases and 45

controls. For the purposes of this study, cases weredefined as patients who had all of the

following: skin lesions morphologicallysuggestive of cutaneous tuberculosis, a positive

Mantoux test, skin biopsyshowing granulomatous dermatitis and aclinical response to

standard anti-tubercular therapy. Controls were defined as those patients whoshowed clinical

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and/or biopsy findings definitely indicative of a diagnosisother than cutaneous tuberculosis.

Eighteen out of 64 cases and 11 out of 45 controls showed a positiveresult on PCR.Thus,

the test had asensitivity of 28.1% a specificity of 75.6% and a likelihood ratio of apositive
result of 1:1. PCR forcutaneous tuberculosis does not appear to be a useful test in our hands.

Thesearch for a reliable diagnostic test for cutaneous tuberculosis must continue.

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<![if !supportLists]>B.<![endif]>Clinical evaluation of the efficacy and safety of topicalbutenafine in comparison with topical

clotrimazole in tines cruris and tinescorporis (Microbiology, Laboratory Medicine).

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Butenafine hydrochloride is a newbenzylamine derivative which has primary fungicidal activity
against dermatophytes.We evaluated theefficacy and safety of butenafine in comparison with
topical clotrimazole inthe treatment of tinea cruris and tinea corporis in patients attending the
skinOPD at our hospital during the study period (February to December 2000). All patients
who fulfilled the inclusioncriteria for the study were randomly allocated to treatment with butenafine

once daily for 2 weeks or clotrimazole twice daily for 4 weeks in a doubleblind manner.
Clinical examination andmicroscopy of potassium hydroxide preparations of scrapings and

culture fordermatophytes were conducted at baseline and at 1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6weeks
and 8 weeks following initiation of therapy. Efficacy was evaluated by the presence of mycological

andclinical cure. Adverse reactions, ifany, were recorded at each visit.Seventy-five patients

were enrolled into the study, 37 were in thebutenafine group and 38 in the clotrimazole group.

Fourteen patients in the butenafine group and nine in theclotrimazole group were lost to follow-up
.The sign and symptom score declined significantly in both thegroups. At the end of 8 week the
numberof patients showing mycologic cure (on KOH preparation) in the butenafine andclotrimazole

treatment groups was 20/22 patients and 27/28 patientsrespectively. Three patients in eachgroup

showed relapses after treatment cessation. Butenafine 1% cream is as effective as topically

applied clotrimazole 1% cream in the treatment oftinea cruris and corporis with the advantage

of once-daily application andshorter duration of treatment.

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<![if !supportLists]>C.<![endif]>A two-step schedule for the treatment of actinomycoticmycetomas (Microbiology)

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Actinomycotic mycetomas usually respond slowly totreatment with antibiotics. In anattempt to

hasten clinical resolution, we used a 2-step regimen consisting ofan intensive phase of therapy
with penicillin, gentamicin and co-trimoxazolefor 5-7 weeks followed by maintenance therapy with amoxycillin andco-trimoxazole. Seven patients weretreated, all of whom showed significant

reduction in discharge and swellingafter the intensive phase. Maintenancetherapy was continued

until the lesions completely healed clinically and upto 6months beyond that maintenance therapy
was given for 6-16 months (mean 10.7months), and patients remained free ofdisease during a
mean post-treatment follow up of 6-4 months. The other 2patients have also responded
satisfactorily and continue to receive maintenancetherapy. Side effects necessitating a

modification of the treatment schedule occurred in 2 patients but reversed onstopping the
responsible drugs. This treatment schedule produces a rapidclinical response during the initial intensive phase and promotes compliancewith the longer maintenance phase of treatment necessary to achieve a completecure.

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Collaborativeresearch continuing

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<![if !supportLists]>A. <![endif]>Dermatological complications in renal transplant recipient patients - A follow up study of500

patients (Department ofNephrology).

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<![if !supportLists]>B. Role ofelectron beam radiation therapy for the treatment of mycosis fungoides(Department of


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1. SharmaVK. Patch testing with Europeanstandard series and compositae extracts in patients

with air borne contactdermatitis. Contact Dermatitis 2001:44:49-50.

2. Penchalaiah S, Handa S,Bijaya Lakshmi, Sharma VK, Kumar B. Sensitizers commonly causing

allergiccontact dermatitis from cosmetics. Contact Dermatitis 2000; 43:311-312.

3.Sharma VK, Sahoo B.Prurigo-nodularis like lesion in parthenium dermatitis. Contact Dermatitis 2000;42 (4):235.

4.Sood A, Sharma S, Sharma VK. Morphoea with mucin deposits masquerading asscleromyxoedema. Indian J DermatolVenereol Leprol 2000;66:109.

5.Vatve M, Sharma VK, Sawhney IMS, Kumar B. Evaluation of patch test in identificationof causative agent in drug rashes due to antiepileptics. Indian J DermatolVenereol Leprol 2000; 66:132-135.

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6.Sharma VK, Prasad HRY. Management of AndrogenicAlopecia. Indian J Dermatol2000:45:54-61.

7.Sharma N, Sharma VK,Gupta A, Kaur I, Ganguly VK.Immunological defect in leprosy patient altered T-lymphocytesignals. FEMS Immunol Microbiol. 1999;23 (4):355-62.

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8.Sarkar R, Kaur I, DasA, Sharma VK. Macular lesions inleprosy: a clinical, bacteriological and histopathological study. J Dermatol. 1999 26(9):569-76.

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9.Gupta A, Sharma VK,Vohra H, Ganguly NK. Inhibition ofapoptosis by ionomycin and zinc in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) ofleprosy patients. Clin Exp Immunol. 1999 117 (1):56-62.

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10.Srinivasan S, Nehru VI,Bapuraj JR, Sharma VK, Mann SB. CTfindings in involvement of the paranasal sinususes by lepromatous leprosy. Br J Radiol. 1999; 72(855):271-3.

11.Gupta A, Sharma VK,Vohra H, Ganguly NK. Spontaneousapoptosis in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of leprosy patients: role ofcytokines. Immunol Med Microbiol. 1999 24(1):49-55.

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12.Soni A, Mittal BR, KaurI, Sharma VK, Pathak CM, Kumar B. Bone scintigraphy in leprosy. Int J Lepr1998; 66(4):483-4.

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13. Sirka CS, Ramam M, Mital R,Khaitan BK, Verma KK. Olmstedsyndrome. Indian J Dermatol VenereolLeprol 1999; 65:237-239.

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14.Ramam M, Manchanda Y,Verma KK, Sharma VK. Reproducibility oftitre of contact hypersensitivity to Parthenium hysterophorus. Contact Dermatitis 2000; 42:366.

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15.Ramam M, Garg T, D’Souza P, Verma KK, Khaitan BK, Singh MK,Banerjee U. A two-step schedule for the treatment of actinomycoticmycetomas. Acta Derma-Venereol, 2000;80:378-380.

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16.Verma KK, Lalhanpal S, Sirka CS, Khaitan BK, Ramam M,Banerjee U. Primary cutaneousactinomycosis. ActaDerm-Venereol,1999;78:327.

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17.Grover JK, Vats V, Gopalakrishna R, Ramam M. Thalidomide: a relook. Natl Med J india2000; 13:132-141.

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18.Sharma VK, Achar A, Ramam M, Singh MK. Multiple cutaneous horns overlying lichenplanus hypertrophicus. Br J Dermatol 2001; 144:424-425.

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19.Ramam M, D’Souza P, Ravindraprasad JS, Iyer KV, SinghMK. Mycosis fungoides treated with PUVAand topical corticosteroids. Ind JDermatol Venereol Leprol 2000;66:251-253.

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20.Ramam M, Kumrah L.Systemic corticosteroid therapy and the hypothalamo-pituitary adrenalaxis. Ind, J. of Dermatol, 2001;46:1-7.

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21.Verma KK, Mittal R, Manchanda Y Khaitan BK : Lichen planustreated with betamethasone oral mini pulse therapy. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2000; 66: 34-35.

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22.Verma KK, Rathi S,Pasricha JS: Failure of pentoxifylline to affect airborne contact dermatitiscaused by Parthenium. Ind J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2000; 66: 129-131.

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23.Verma KK, Lakhanpal S,Sirka CS, Khaitan BK, Banerjee U: Disseminatedmucocutaneous blastomycosis inan immunocompetant Indian patienttreated with ketoconazole. JEuro Acad Dermatol Venereol 2000; 14:332-333.

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24.Verma KK, Parida DK,Rath GK: Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma treated with electron beam radiation -Indian experience. J Euro Acad Dermatol Venereol 2000; 14 (suppl 1): W 41(Abst).

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25.Verma K and Verma KK:Infantile periocular haemangioma treated with betamethasone oral mini pulsetherapy. Ind J Ped 2001; 68: 367-368.

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26.Khaitan BK, Mittal R, Ramam M, Jain Y. Flexural keratoderma,recurrent purpura, gastroenteritis and respiratory tract infection. Indian JPediatr Dermatol, 2000; 3: 23-24.

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27.Sood A, Khaitan BK,Khanna NK, Kumar R, Singh MK. Syringocystadernoma papilliferum at unusualsites. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol2000; 66:328-329.

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Chapters in books and monographs

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1.Sharma VK, Treatment of Cutaneous tuberculosis andMycobacterial Infections. In, Workbookof 4th National CME on Dermato Pathology, New Delhi, 2000.

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2.Sharma VK: Treatment of Difficult Psoriasis, In, DermatologyUpdate-2000, Edited by Col. S.K. Sayal, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt.

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3.Ramam M, Satish D, Thomas J, Parikh DA, Skin diseases in children, In:Parthasarathy A, MenonPSN, Nair MKC, Lokeshwar MR, Srivastava RN, Bhave SY et al, Editors, IAPTextbook of Pediatrics New Delhi, 1999, p 814-820.

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4.Ramam M. Cutaneoustuberculosis. In: Sharma SK, Mohan A,Editors, Tuberculosis, New Delhi, Jaypee brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.,2001, P 261-272.

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5.Ramam M, Gupta LK, Dermatologic Emergencies in Children. In:Singh M, Editor, Medical Emergencies in Children, 3rd edition, NewDelhi, 2000, p 587-601.

6.Khaitan BK, Mittal R. “Role of vitamin E as an antioxidantin Dermatology.

In, Sacchinand S, Editor, “Role ofAntioxidants in Dermatology” published by 28th National conferenceof IADVL, 2000: 57-60.

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7.Khaitan BK. Pulse Therapy in Dermatology

In, ‘Dermatology Update-2000’Edited by Col. S.K. Sayal, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt.

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8.Khaitan BK, Dattagupta, S, D’Souja P. Fungal Infections

In, Workbook of 4th NationalCME on Dermatopathology, New Delhi, 2000.

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9. Current Literature Dermatology 1999-2000.

Pasricha JS,Misra RS, Ramesh V, Ramam M, Khaitan BK et al.

IADVL (Delhi State Branch), New Delhi.

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10. Verma KK and Singh MK: Vesiculobullous Disorders, inWork-book - 4th National CME on Dermatopathology, AIIMS, New Delhi, 2001;
p 1-6.

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Significant events

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1 Indo US workshop on Sexually Transmitted Diseases andReproductive Tract Infections, New Delhi (Nov. 8-10,2000) in colloboration withDepartment of Biotechnology & Department of Pathology.

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2. 4th National CME onDermatopathology in collaboration with Department of pathology on Feb. 24=25th, 2001.

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4.Prof. V.K. Sharma received Indian Council of MedicalResearch “Lala Ram Chand Kandhari” award for Dermatology and SexuallyTransmitted Diseases.

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5.Prof. V.K. Sharma served as President, Indian Association ofDermatologists, Venereologists &Leprologists(Delhi State Branch) for the Year 2000 and Honorary Secretary –Contact and Occupational Dermatoses Forum of India (CODFI) for the year 2000.

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6.Dr. B.K. Khaitan served as Vice-President, IndianAssociation of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Lepropolgists (DSB) for theyear 2000.

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7.Dr. K.K. Verma served as Honorary Secretary – IndianAssociation of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (DSB) for theyear 2000.

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Why is getting into dermatology so hard? ›

Fewer students match into dermatology because there are a limited number of residency spots each year. Match data from 2017 shows that there were 423 spots available but 479 seniors. More students are looking to get into dermatology than there are spots available.

What is dermatology and venereology? ›

Dermatology is a medical specialty which focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions relating to the skin and its annexes (hair, nails, and sweat and sebaceous glands). Venereology is a specialty which deals with sexually transmitted diseases.

Does dermatology include venereology? ›

These can be caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, but almost always via the skin, which is why venereology is also considered part of dermatology.

Is dermatology school hard? ›

Like most medical fields, dermatology is challenging. It would be best if you had a strong motivation and a passion for skin and health. Dermatologists must study a considerable number of years followed by years in residency programs before they can practice.

Is dermatology really that competitive? ›

Matching into dermatology as a DO is competitive, with a 50% match rate and 7% of spots filled by DO Seniors in the 2022 Match. In 2022, 76 DO seniors applied for dermatology; 38 matched. For more on the most DO-friendly specialties, see this article.

What is the least amount of years to become a dermatologist? ›

A minimum of twelve years of training and education is typically required in order to become a dermatologist in the United States and other western countries. This includes an undergraduate pre-medical degree, general medical training, internship and dermatology specialization training.

What are the 4 types of dermatology? ›

For those seeking specialization, they can choose to specialize in one or all of the following four main branches: dermatopathology, pediatric dermatology, Mohs Surgery, and cosmetic dermatology.

What is venereology a study of? ›

Venereology-the study of venereal diseases or more recently, the sexually transmitted infections (STI) includes a variety of pathogens namely viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa for which the common factor is the mode of transmission and acquisition: Sexual relations between human beings.

Who is the father of dermatology? ›

The British School

Robert Willan, the father of modern dermatology.

Why is dermatology and venereology the same? ›

As we read above, Dermatology is concerned with skin problems, and Venereology is concerned with diseases that are sexually transmitted, mainly through the skin. And so, as both fields are related to skin and skin disorders, both the fields relate to each other. Venereology is a part of Dermatology.

What are venereology diseases? ›

The venereal diseases include bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections. Some of the important diseases are HIV infection, syphilis, gonorrhea, candidiasis, herpes simplex, human papillomavirus infection, and genital scabies.

Can dermatologist identify STD? ›

Dermatologists both diagnose and treat STDs. Bacterial STDs are treated with antibiotics and while viral STDs can't be cured, the symptoms can be managed with medication. Again, I highly advise consulting a board-certified dermatologist if you suspect you have an STD.

Does dermatology require a lot of math? ›

Mathematics classes, such as algebra and geometry, will give you experience in working with numbers and formulas, both important skills for this career. Make sure your high school education is well rounded and college preparatory by taking English and history classes as well as a foreign language.

Is dermatology a happy career? ›

Dermatologists were ranked as the happiest specialty, with 46 percent of respondents reporting that they are very happy and planning to stay in their current position.

How stressful is being a dermatologist? ›

Low-stress environment

Dermatology appointments are often routine. Few skin conditions are life-threatening, and dermatologists rarely have to perform high-stakes procedures. This can lead to a more positive everyday work experience and lower stress levels than other medical professions.

Is dermatology the hardest to get into? ›

Dermatology is one of the most competitive medical specialties to match into. It is one of the top five specialties for physician happiness and compensation. It also offers a great variety to patients of all ages seeking medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatments.

How hard is it to get a residency in dermatology? ›

Overall Competitiveness of Dermatology Residency and Chances of Matching. The overall competitiveness level of dermatology is High for a U.S. senior. With a Step 1 score of 200, the probability of matching is 47%. With a Step 1 score of >240, the probability is 75%.

What is the richest type of doctor? ›

Neurosurgeons are the highest paid physician specialists, earning an average of $788,313 annually, according to Doximity's "2023 Physician Compensation Report." The results were drawn from survey responses from 190,000 physicians over the last six years, including 31,000 in 2022.

What age do most dermatologists retire? ›

Meanwhile, plastic surgeons' average retirement age climbed from 63 to 66.4 years, versus 66.4 to 70.6 for internists (2001 to 2010). For dermatologists, average retirement age increased from 61 years in 2007 to 65.5 in 2009.

How much do dermatologists make lowest? ›

While ZipRecruiter is seeing salaries as high as $391,691 and as low as $12,240, the majority of Dermatologist salaries currently range between $271,736 (25th percentile) to $389,733 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $391,691 annually in California.

How old are most dermatologists? ›

Dermatologist Age
Dermatologist YearsPercentages
40+ years72%
30-40 years26%
20-30 years1%
Sep 9, 2022

What's higher than a dermatologist? ›

A dermatopathologist is a highly trained physician who specializes in diagnosing disorders of the skin under a microscope. They are a dermatologist or pathologist with extra board certification in evaluating skin, hair and nail diseases.

What type of dermatologist is the highest paid? ›

Private practice dermatologists are the highest paid type of dermatologists. Those seeing the highest compensation possible should look to practice in a physician's office. This includes independent or group practice.

What is the highest degree in dermatology? ›

To become a dermatologist , students have to pursue an MBBS degree at the undergraduate level. Subsequently, they can choose to do pursue PG diploma in dermatology after 12th, Doctor of Medicine or Master of Science in dermatology, along with four years in a residency.

Does venereal disease go away? ›

Most STIs go away after treatment. Some may require lifelong management with medications. You can develop the same STI after it goes away if you get infected with it again. People who get an STI diagnosis may feel embarrassed or ashamed.

Can you get rid of venereal disease? ›

Effective treatment is currently available for several STIs. Three bacterial (chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis) and one parasitic STIs (trichomoniasis) are generally curable with existing single-dose regimens of antibiotics.

What are two venereal diseases? ›

Examples include gonorrhea, genital herpes, human papillomavirus infection, HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, and syphilis.

Who is the most famous celebrity dermatologist? ›

DR JAISHREE SHARAD is India's leading celebrity cosmetic dermatologist.

Who was the first dermatologist in USA? ›

American dermatology originated in New York City in 1836 when Henry Daggett Bulkley, MD (1803-1872), the first American dermatologist, opened the the Broome Street Infirmary for Diseases of the Skin.

What does VD mean in dermatology? ›

Page No. 75. THE TERM, V.D., stands for venereal disease or diseases. They are very dangerous and crippling. There are several venereal diseases, but the most common of them are syphilis and gonorrhoea.

What are venereal diseases of the skin? ›

Human papilloma virus (HPV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV) are two common viral venereal diseases.

What is skin vd? ›

The Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy has been function since 2007. The Department offers out-patient and in-patient care for all diseases affecting the skin and mucosae and systemic diseases with skin manifestations.

Which venereal disease is incurable? ›

Incurable STDs. Currently, there are 4 sexually transmitted infections (STIs or STDs) that are not curable: herpes (HSV), hepatitis B (HBV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and human papillomavirus (HPV).

What is the most common venereal disease? ›

HPV is the most common STI in the United States, but most people with the infection have no symptoms. HPV can cause some health effects that are preventable with vaccines.

How long do venereal diseases last? ›

Bacterial STDs can typically be cured quickly with cured with antibiotics if treatment begins early enough. Viral STDs, however, cannot be cured and can last for a lifetime. It's possible to manage viral STD symptoms with medications, though.

Will dermatologist look at privates? ›

Touma: Everyone wants to know if a full-body skin exam includes the genital areas. You can develop skin cancer anywhere – even on areas not exposed to the sun. However, most dermatologists can perform a thorough exam while your undergarments and gown remain on.

Will a dermatologist look at the pubic area? ›

Dermatologists should offer a genital examination to all patients who present for a routine total-body skin examination. It is critical to educate patients about the importance of examining the genital skin by discussing that skin diseases can arise in all areas of the body including the genital area.

Can a dermatologist identify HPV? ›

People often feel embarrassed by growths in their genital area and do not see a doctor. But seeing a dermatologist can provide peace of mind because you can get a proper diagnosis and treatment. A dermatologist can diagnose genital warts by examining the warts during an office visit.

Can you be a dermatologist without medical school? ›

A dermatologist needs an undergraduate degree and a medical degree. Many students pursue a Bachelor of Science to prepare for their science-intensive medical school coursework.

What level of math do you need to be a doctor? ›

A: Over 50 medical schools require one or two semesters of mathematics (college math, calculus, and/or statistics). At many of these schools, any two math courses (including many statistics courses) would meet this requirement. Some medical schools will accept AP credit in math if it is listed on your transcript.

Does dermatology need calculus? ›

Dermatologists are medical doctors. While you won't earn a bachelor's degree in “pre-med” — this isn't an actual major — you should show your interest in the field by taking plenty of upper-level science and math courses in high school, such as AP courses in biology, physics, chemistry, calculus, and statistics.

Why are dermatologists paid so much? ›

aside from real medical cases such as skin cancer (and even then, melanoma patients and such are referred to oncologists anyways), irregular moles, severe acne and such, vanity plays a big role in dermatology being such a lucrative job.

Where is dermatology most in demand? ›

Where are the best paying jobs for dermatologists?
  • Iowa. The Midwest has a great ratio of high-paying dermatology jobs to low cost of living. ...
  • Missouri. In Missouri, dermatologists have more opportunities to beat the national average. ...
  • Oregon. ...
  • Washington. ...
  • Texas. ...
  • Florida. ...
  • Louisiana. ...
  • Massachusetts.
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What are some pros and cons to being a dermatologist? ›

The pros of being a dermatologist are competitive benefits and stability, while the cons include extensive education requirements and the potential for liability.

What is the burnout rate for dermatologist? ›

The gulf of happiness between women and men dermatologists, with 51% of women dermatologists experiencing burnout but “only” 35% of men dermatologists reporting this feeling, is palpable. And, 14% of male dermatologists report feeling both burned out and depressed, whereas 15% of female dermatologists report it.

Which medical specialty has the highest job satisfaction? ›

Dermatologists have the highest job satisfaction among 29 medical specialties, while internal medicine physicians have the lowest, according to a 2022 speciality report from Medscape.

What is something unique about being a dermatologist? ›

1. Dermatologists are the most highly trained skin specialists in all of medicine. 2. They must have completed a four year medical degree, then a 4 year residency in dermatology (thus they have completed usually 12 years of school).

What is the fastest you can become a dermatologist? ›

How long it takes to become a dermatologist depends on whether you take gap years or pursue other dermatology-related opportunities, but it typically takes 12 years. You must complete an undergraduate degree, attend medical school, and complete a residency to become fully licensed.

What happens if I don't match into dermatology? ›

Some people will proceed with an intern year and reapply. If they do not match the second time, they commonly undertake a research fellowship position and apply again the following cycle.

What is the hardest medical specialty to become? ›

Based on our comprehensive analysis, the top most competitive specialties are as follows:
  • Plastic Surgery.
  • ENT.
  • Dermatology.
  • Orthopedic Surgery.
  • Neurosurgery.
  • Thoracic Surgery.
  • Urology.
  • Vascular Surgery.
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Why does everyone want to be a dermatologist? ›

One of the main reasons to pursue a role in dermatology is that you can have the opportunity to complete meaningful, impactful work for your patients. You can use your skills and knowledge to treat potentially harmful conditions like skin cancer.

Why do people like being a dermatologist? ›

As a dermatologist you are able to have an immediate impact on patients' lives, restoring their confidence and capabilities. As a dermatologist you treat patients from infants to the elderly, offering a chance to build a lifelong connection with patients and families.

What not to say to a dermatologist? ›

11 Lies You Should NEVER Tell Your Dermatologist
  • "I wear sunscreen every day." ...
  • "I wash my makeup off every night." ...
  • "I have never used a tanning booth." ...
  • "I won't exercise after in-office treatments." ...
  • "You are the first doctor I've seen for this." ...
  • "I don't douche." ...
  • "I promise, I am not pregnant." ...
  • "I eat a balanced diet."
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What Step 1 score do you need for dermatology? ›

A solid dermatology application would include a minimum score of 250 on Step 1, 248 on Step 2, a LOR from 1+ dermatologist, and a rotation in the department.

Do dermatologists check privates? ›

Some dermatologists do a full-body exam in every sense of the phrase, including genital and perianal skin. Others address these areas only if a patient specifically requests them. If you've noted any concerning spots in this area, raise them.


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