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Chronic Folliculitis of Legs (CFL / DCPA)

Chronic folliculitis of legs, though not uncommon in India, is not frequently seen in the same expatriate population in Gulf. This is a case I saw few days back. However he complained that lesions appeared only when he is in gulf and disappeared completely while in India! PUVA and Co-Trimoxazole have found to be useful in reducing recurrence. Co-Trimoxazole retains high sensitivity in this region probably because of decreased use.

The combination of pentoxifylline with ciprofloxacin was found to be superior in initial response as well as prevention of recurrence. (Ref: 20944248 [PubMed] )

[ DCPA on DermKnowledgeBASE ]

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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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