Moritz Kaposi (Hungary)(1837 – 1902) a physician & dermatologist discovered the skin tumor named after him (Kaposi's sarcoma). In 1855, Kaposi began to study medicine at the University of Vienna and attained doctorate in 1861. His dissertation, “Dermatologie und Syphilis” (1866) was an important contribution to dermatology. He was appointed professor at the University of Vienna in 1875, and in 1881 as member of the board of Vienna General Hospital and director of its clinic of skin diseases.


Message of the Chair


Message Of Chair

Dr.P.Nirmala Devi MD Professor & Head Dermatology & Leprology

The Department established in 1966, was existent since the inception of the hospital in 1958 as a OPD. We were upgraded as a postgraduate department in 2007 with induction of MD (DVL) students that summer. The department has been upgrading itself fast with facilities for tertiary care in skin illnesses. The Dermato-Surgery unit, with state of art equipment like lasers and micro-dermabraders, is the first of its kind in Southern Tamilnadu.

Dr.S.Selvakumar MD DV Professor and Head Venereology

The Department of Venereology was formed in 1968 and was upgraded as a unified postgraduate department since 2006. The department is structurally independent with a chair and has a training schedule for MD residents. The department also has a Anti Retro Viral Therapy Program and a Counseling and Testing Facility.

Succession


List of Succession of the Department of Dermatology

NAMEPERIOD
DR.P.I.PANDIAN1978-1991
DR.ABDUL PAZAAK1991-1992
DR.C.N.PANDURANGAN1992-1993
DR.S.PREMALATHA1993-1994
DR.A.MAHAKRISHNAN1994-2000
DR.S.KRISHNAN2000-2002
DR.S.S.RAJENDRAN2004-2005
DR.R.SUGANTHY RAJAKUMARI2006-2011
DR.P.NIRMALADEVIFrom 2011

List of Succession of the Department of Venereology

NAMEPERIOD
DR.RAMA IYENGAR1965-1972
DR.C.CHELLA MUTHIAH MD, DV1972 -1979
DR.A.K.SWAMINATHAN MD,DV1979-1980
DR.C.CHELLA MUTHIAH MD, DV1980-1983
DR.T.K.VENKATRAMAN MD , DV1983-1988
DR.C.CHELLA MUTHIAH MD, DV1988-1989
DR.M.C.A.KALEELULLAH MD ,DV1989-1997
DR.R.GOPINATHAN MD , DV1998
DR.R.GANESH MD, DV(UK)1999-2005
DR.N.KUMAR MD ,DV,DMRD2005-2007
DR.D.RAMACHANDRA REDDY MD,DV2007-2008
DR.V.SIVA SUBRAMANIYAN MD , DV2009-2010
DR.M.SELVAKUMAR MD DDFrom 2011

Services


Statistics

Services20082009201020112012
CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY
OPD4287443270441174466345284
IP ADMISSIONS76187329751373817329
SPECIAL OPD16071756178118881975
DERMATOSURGERY
BIOPSY109251283388475
DERMABRASION6371737984
CO 2 LASER179181183185187
ELECTROCAUTERY147146149149150
CRYOTHERAPY6678819097
VITILIGO GRAFT00172231
CLINICAL LEPROLOGY
OPD521453446398360
IP ADMISSIONS4443444343
CLINICAL VENEREOLOGY
OPD1837418543189061913919405
IP ADMISSIONS443523514564599
ART OPD2252325391272782981932196

SPECIAL CLINICS IN DERMATOLOGY
MondayContact Dermatitis Clinic
TuesdayVitiligo Clinic
Wednesday & FridayDermatosurgery Clinic
ThursdayBullous Disorders Clinic
FridayPsoriasis Clinic
Wednesday & FridayULC Clinic
Tuesday & FridayPhototherapy

Hospital Services

The department offers its services in three specialties, namely Clinical Dermatology, Clinical Leprology, Cosmetology & Dermatosurgery. The Venereology division is independent and is headed by a full time Professor. All ranges of dermatological diseases are covered. Special clinics are run each day for a particular disease - Vitiligo, Bullous Lesion, Psoriasis & Contact Dermatitis. The Dermatosurgery division has facility for dermabrasion, Vitiligo Patch graft, Cryotherapy, Electrocautery, CO 2 laser therapy and biopsy. The Venereology division has a well developed ART clinic which caters to a big group of HIV positives with facility for counseling, treatment and aftercare. The Venereology division also has laboratory service back up for STD assessment and diagnosis. The department has also facilities for domiciliary and admitted treatment and rehab for leprosy. The department also has facilities for treatment for psoriasis.

Academic


Academic Program - Graduate
The Graduate Student is trained in Dermatology during the last 3 semesters of the final year and has a curricular frame in our department that prepares our students to have reasonable sound knowledge on all issues of importance in dermatological diagnosis. We also create awareness of looking at the patient holistic through the window off the skin. The student would be trained to recognize

  • Diseases caused by nutritional and environmental factors.
  • Infective disorders : Pyodermas, Common Viral and Fungal infections, Infestations : Scabies, Pediculosis.
  • Allergic disorders : Urticaria, Atopic dermatitis, and contact dermatitis.
  • Common drug reactions and eruptions : Erythema multiforme, Toxic epidermal necrolysis and Exfoliative dermatitis.
  • Dermatitis and Eczema, Alopecia and Hirsutism.
  • Sebaceous glands disorders - Acne, Seborrhic dermatitis,
  • Pityriasis capitis, Miliaria, Hyperhidrosis.
  • Leprosy : Classification, Pathology, Clinical features, Diagnosis, Reactions, Management, Deformities and Control Programs.
  • Psoriasis, Lichen Planus.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases : Genital ulcerative diseases, Genital discharge diseases.
  • Dermatological therapy for most disorders.
  • Vesiculobullous Diseases : Pemphigus, Pemphigiod and Dermatitis Herpetiforms.
  • Melanocyte Pigment Disorders

Academic Program—Postgraduate
The Residents in our department are taken through a detailed training in basic medical sciences pertaining to skin - The structure, functions and development of human skin, Ultra structural aspects of epidermis, epidermal appendages, dermo-epidermal junction, dermis, and sub-cutis, Immunology, molecular biology and genetics in relation to the skin, Epidermal cell kinetics and keratinization, Lipids of epidermis and sebaceous glands, Percutaneous absorption, Skin as an organ of protection, barrier function and thermoregulation, Biology of eccrine and apocrine sweat glands, Biology of melanocytes and melanin formation, Biology of hair follicles, sebaceous glands and nails, Epidermal proteins, Dermal connective tissue : collagen, elastin, reticulin, basement membrane and ground substance, Metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and steroids by the skin, Cutaneous vasculature and vascular reactions, Mechanism of cutaneous wound healing, Cellular and molecular biology of cutaneous inflammation and arachidonic and metabolism, Role of Extracellular matrix metallo-proteinases in connective tissue, remodeling, Innate immunity skin, Immunologic aspects of epidermis /Skin - An immunologic barrier, HLA system, Immunoglobulins, Cytokines and chemokines, Lymphocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils and mast cells, Complement system, Hypersensitivity and allergy / DNA repair, Cutaneous carcinogenesis (chemical, viral & radiation), Photo immunology, Basics of cutaneous bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology and host resistance, Common laboratory procedures, stains and culture media etc, related to the cutaneous diagnosis, Basic pathologic patterns and reactions of skin, Common laboratory stains and procedures used in the histopathologic diagnosis of skin diseases and special techniques such as immunofluorescence, immunoperoxidase and other related techniques and Topical and systemic therapy pertaining to Dermatology, Venereology and leprosy.

The training is actioned to provide the resident capability to recognize and manage Genetics and genodermatoses, Naevi and other developmental defects, Disorders of keratinisation, Psoriasis, Pruritis, Urticaria and Mastocytosis, Eczema,Lichenification,Prurigo and Erythroderma, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis:Irritant Contact Dermatitis:Allergic Occupational Dermatoses, Mechanical and Thermal Injury, Sports Dermatology and Skin Problems in Warfield, Cutaneous Photobiology, Bacterial Infections, Mycobacterial Infections, Virus Infections and Prions and the skin, HIV and the Skin, Mycology, Parasitic Worms and Protozoa, Diseases caused by Arthropods and other noxious Animals, Genetic Blistering Diseases, Immunobullous Diseases, Lichen Planus and Lichenoid Disorders, Disorders of the Sebaceous Glands, Rosacea,Perioral Dermatitis and Similar Dermatoses,Flushing and Flushing Syndromes, Disorders of Sweat Glands, Disorders of Connective Tissue, Subcutaneous Fat, Diseases of the Veins and Arteries: Leg Ulcers, Disorders of Lymphatic Vessels, Purpura and Microvascular Occlusion, Vasculitis,Neutrophilic Dermatoses and Related Disorders, The 'Connective Tissue Diseases', Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer and Other Epidermal Skin Tumours, Tumours of the Skin Appendages, Lentigos,Melanocytic Naevi and Melanoma, Histiocytoses, Soft-Tissue Tumours and Tumour-like Conditions, Cutaneous Lymphomas and Lymphocytic Infiltrates, Disorders of Skin Colour, Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders, Necrobiotic Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Systemic Disease and the Skin, The Skin and the Nervous System, Psychocutaneous Disorders, Disorders of Nails, Disorders of Hair, The Oral Cavity and Lips, The Breast, The Genital,Perianal and Umbilical Regions, General Aspects of Treatment Topical Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Drug Reactions, Cutaneous manifestations of Drug abuse,Cutaneous reactions to Cytokines and Growth Factors, Erythema Multiforme,Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Dermatological Surgery, Lasers and Flash lamps in the Treatment of Skin Disorders, Radiotherapy and Reactions to Ionizing Radiation, Minimally Invasive Treatments and Procedures for Ageing Skin.


Research


RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Cutaneous Anthrax – a case report, World congress of dermatology,Beunos Aires, Argentina 2007
  • Keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans and keratosis pilaris atrophicans in siblings of a same family – is it time to rename KPA ?European Hair research society conference , Jerusalem , Israel 2011
  • Sturge weber syndrome in association with klippel-trenauney syndrome – a case report
  • Multiple FDE mimicking TEN – a case report
  • Guttate psoriasis in patients affected by chikungunya fever – a study
  • Zosteriform cutaneous metastases in an elderly man with adenocarcinoma – a case report
  • Botryomycosis mimicking Tuberculosis  - a case report
  • Cutaneous anthrax – a case report
  • Study of contact dermatitis to cement – 20 cases
  • Lipoatrophia semicircularis – a case report
  • An interesting case of cutaneous CD 30 + large cell T cell lymphoma
  • Congenital Hypoparathyroidism with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (APS type I ) and hyper IgE syndrome in a young female – a new combination
  • A case of advanced mycosis fungoides – successfully managed
  • Childhood Bullous pemphigoid – a case report
  • Lepromatous leprosy presenting with nasal symptoms- a case report
  • Bullous pemphigoid in a child presenting as erythroderma – a case report
  • Ulnar artery aneurysm masquerading as Hansen’s  disease – a case report
  • Kaposi’s  varicelliform eruptions in a case of darier’s disease – a case report
  • Study on skin biopsy in pure neuritic leprosy – its diagnostic value.
  • Comparative study of various schedules of Isotretinoin in the treatment of Acne vulgaris.
  • A prospective questionnaire study of DQLI in patients with Psoriasis Vulgaris.
  • Efficacy of T,Griseofulvin Vs T.Fluconazole in the treatment of Dermato-phytoses.
  • Comparative study of efficacy of oral T.Ivermectin Vs topical 1%GBHC  in the management of scabies.
  • Comparative study of NB-UVB Vs PUVA in the therapy of vitiligo vulgaris.
  • Study on DQLI in Psoriasis patients.
  • Cutaneous manifestations of chronic renal disease.
  • Comparative Study of efficacy of topical Terbinafine Vs 2%Clotrimazole in the management of Tinea Versicolor.
  • Clinicopathologic study of Childhood Hansen’s Disease.