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  • Calcutta Medical Research Institute 7/2 Diamond Harbour Road Kolkata-700027, West Bengal

Department of Dermatology

Department of Dermatology

We are dedicated to quality care in a very warm & friendly atmosphere. The mission is to provide the highest quality, up to date and compassionate care for all patients. The Department excels at diagnosing and treating complex skin diseases and conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails, skin cancer and providing cosmetic dermatology services.

The Department takes a comprehensive and thorough approach to patient care in all specialty areas of dermatology and dermatologic surgery. The Department also provides outstanding diagnostic services through pathology laboratory which provides diagnosis of patient’s skin biopsy specimens in an interactive session.

The Department is also active in spreading awareness about the facts and myths about skin problems. Patients with all types of skin conditions are seen for diagnosis and treatment in the Outpatient Unit.

The Department of Dermatology to the diagnosis and treatment of Acne, Warts,Hives or Uricorio Skin Cancers, Pigmented Skin Lesions, Autoimmune Diseases and Diseases of the Skin, Hair and Nail, Psoriasis, Scars like Keloids, Eczemas, Infectious Diseases of the Skin like bacterial/fungal/viral/parasitic, Disorders of Pigmentation like Viltigo, Complex Medical Dermatology in the inpatient setting, Skin Diseases and disorders in children, drug allergies, skin rashes and Sexually Transmitted Diseases to name a few.

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  • No, Acne is one of the most common skin disorders. But it is not just a teenager problem About 60%-70% of the people between the ages of 20 and 30 suffer from mild to moderate acne. Around 5% of men and 7% of women have acne even in their 40s. Acne can also occur in infants, toddlers, and young children. While it can flare up at any time, the periods of life when acne most frequently appears is during puberty, ovulation and menstruation, pregnancy, pre-menopause, and menopause. Acne is also triggered by hormones released from the adrenals, ovaries, and testes. Acne is o disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, which consists of the hair follicle, sebaceous gland and duct.
  • Hives are raised reddish burns which typically ore itchy and which come and go. These can appear anywhere on the body and can be very small in size in large plaques. Hives can be caused by food, medicines, infections, cosmetics, systemic diseases, or can be autoimmune/idiopathic. These can be acute or chronic. If associated with swelling of lips, eyes, choking sensation in the throat, difficulty in breathing, or stomach pain medical attention should be sought immediately without delay.
  • Warts are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is contagious and can occur anywhere on the body. HPV spread by person-to-person contact or through direct contact with an object used by a person with the wart. The virus which causes warts also can spread to other places on the body of the person with warts. Warts can be prevented from spreading by not picking at them. You should wash your hands thoroughly after touching any wart. HPV is a known risk factor for cervical cancer in females. Genital warts can be prevented by following safe sex practices.
  • Vitiligo is an acquired skin disorder characterized clinically by white spots due to the absence of pigment-producing cells in the skin called melanocytes. If occurs irrespective of age, sex, and race. Vitiligo can appear anywhere on the body and clinically has many variants. It is a chronic disorder and its course is highly variable and unpredictable. Certain diseases like thyroid disorder, diabetes can be at times associated with vitiligo. Treatment options include medical therapy, phototherapy, and skin surgery including the latest melanocyte transplant. But an important point to remember is that not all white spots are vitiligo.
  • Atopic dermatitis is o chronic, a non-contagious disorder that causes the skin to become inflamed i.e red, itchy, scaly, or flaky. Atopic dermatitis is most common in babies and children but it can happen to anyone.
  • When children with utopic dermatitis grow older, this problem can improve or go away. But the skin may remain dry and can get more easily irritated or can be more sensitive. It is likely caused by both genetic and environmental factors. People with utopic dermatitis may go on to develop hay fever and asthma or can have a family history of these disorders. Although there is no cure for atopic dermatitis, it can be treated to keep the eczema under control.
  • Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. It typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees, or scalp, though it can appear on any part of the body. There are many different variants of psoriasis. It can also involve the points causing psoriasis arthritis and can also be associated with diabetes, heart disease, and depression. Smoking, alcohol, stress, and certain medications can make psoriasis worse. Though psoriasis is a chronically relapsing condition it can be kept under control with treatment.
  • Eczema (also known as dermatitis) is a skin condition that varies from person to person and comes in many different forms. It is not contagious so one cannot catch it from someone else. There are many variants and causes of eczema. In chronic forms, the skin is dry, scaly, red, and itchy. In acute or severe cases there may be weeping, crusting, and bleeding. Constant scratching leaves the skin more prone to infections.
  • Eczema affects people of all ages including children. Those who “grow cui” of their eczema during early childhood may see it recur in later life.
  • Depending on the clinical presentation and type of eczema, treatments are available to keep the signs and symptoms of eczema under control.
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