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'Mobile Phone Dermatitis'

This patient presented with a eczematous patch on right thigh which according to him was more painful than itchy. However he finally agreed that the pain radiating from the back is present for 2 years, but the patch started only two weeks back. Further 'Sherlock Holmes' investigation revealed that he carries his mobile phone in his right pocket and he has changed its cover few weeks back! Is this Allergic Contact Dermatitis? I have started him on steroid cream. I have called him for followup after 2 weeks. 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.


Bell Raj Eapen
Hamilton, ON