Role of Panchakarma in the Management of Masavritavata w.r.t Dermatomyositis - A Case Study
Dermatomyositis (DM) is the most frequently occurring Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy (IIM) of skeletal muscles causing proximal muscles weakness. The average age at which this disease affects is 40 years and almost twice as many women are affected as men. Its prevalence rate is 2-10 per 1,00,000 in the general population. The actual cause is unknown but the disease has much common with autoimmune disorder in which your immune system mistakenly attacks our body tissue. Small blood vessel in muscular tissue are particularly affected in dermatomyositis. In this disease the ESR and CPK is usually raised. Due to similarity in the signs and symptoms, we can correlate this disease with Mamsavrita-Vata and its treatment can be planned according to it. Here is the case study of 40 years old female patient, diagnosed as Dermatomyositis since 3 months. Patient admitted in Panchakarma ward of Parul Ayurved Hospital, Vadodara. The Panchakarma procedures like Udvartana, Nitya Virechana, Basti Chikitsa, Shasti Shali Pinda Sweda and Shamana Aushadi like Cap Palsineuron and Guduchi Rasayana etc. are given. At the end of the treatment marked improvements were seen in the patient, like reduced ESR and CPK levels. Also the symptoms of the disease reduced significantly.
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