Skin Deep - Clinical & Cosmetic Dermatology Blog

Skin Deep is a blog for dermatologists and skin care professionals with focus on theoretical, cosmetic and aesthetic dermatology. This blog is associated with ‘Dermatologists Sans Borders’ one of the largest curated groups of skin care professionals on facebook. If you are looking for non-technical information, please visit http://skinhelpdesk.com


Herbal Remedies

A 13 year boy was brought to me by his mother today with this unilateral eczematous and infected lesion over the shin. I came to the following conclusion after a detailed history. He developed a minor asteatotic eczema patch which was entusiastically treated by his parents with a herbal paste which led to this. When I offered the diagnosis the mother promptly agreed though she blamed her husband for it :-). The boy said that he developed intense itching after applying the paste. Posted by Picasa


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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.

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