A case study on Psoriasis with special reference to Kitibha Kushtha
Keywords:Psoriasis, Kitibha Kushtha, Chronic disease, Erythematous skin, Shaman, Shodhan
Background: Psoriasis is a chronic non-infectious autoimmune dermatosis characterized by periodic flare-ups of sharply defined red patches, covered by a silvery, flaky surface. In Psoriasis, relapsing nature is commonly seen, which suggests the need for long-term treatment. Worldwide the prevalence of psoriasis is estimated to be approximately 2–3%. In India, the prevalence of psoriasis may vary from region to region due to variable environmental and genetic factors. Case-A 22year old nulliparous female patient suffering from psoriasis for 4 years visited the hospital for treatment. Considering the signs and symptoms of the disease, it was diagnosed as Kitibha Kushtha and Shodhan – Shaman chikitsa were planned. Conclusion: Repeated Shodhan chikitsa helped in prevention of relapse of psoriasis and internal medications showed significant improvement in all the cardinal symptoms as well as lesions of the patients.
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