Vitiligo

Publication Title: 
International Journal of Dermatology

BACKGROUND: Globally, governments have recognized the growing popularity of Complementary and Alternative Medicines and the possibility of their combined use with biomedicine. Decisions within the Government of India have led to a conducive environment for conducting clinical studies, to achieve integration of more than one system of medicine, so that their combined benefits can be brought to bear on chronic, difficult-to-treat conditions. AIM: To develop integrative dermatology treatment protocols for patients with long-standing skin diseases who have received treatment from many centers.

Author(s): 
Narahari, Saravu R.
Ryan, Terence J.
Bose, Kuthaje S.
Prasanna, Kodimoole S.
Aggithaya, Guruprasad M.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Dermatology

BACKGROUND: Globally, governments have recognized the growing popularity of Complementary and Alternative Medicines and the possibility of their combined use with biomedicine. Decisions within the Government of India have led to a conducive environment for conducting clinical studies, to achieve integration of more than one system of medicine, so that their combined benefits can be brought to bear on chronic, difficult-to-treat conditions. AIM: To develop integrative dermatology treatment protocols for patients with long-standing skin diseases who have received treatment from many centers.

Author(s): 
Narahari, Saravu R.
Ryan, Terence J.
Bose, Kuthaje S.
Prasanna, Kodimoole S.
Aggithaya, Guruprasad M.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Ayurveda Research

This protocol is intended primarily for Ayurveda doctors who wish to take up systematic reviews along with an expert who has experience in doing such reviews. We have structured this protocol by incorporating the principles of patient treatment in Ayurveda, within the Cochrane framework, using Vitiligo as a model. The treatment section provides a comprehensive list of classical medicines used in the treatment of the disease. This will help in increasing the search terms.

Author(s): 
Narahari, Saravu R.
Aggithaya, Madhur Guruprasad
Suraj, Kumbla R.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Dermatology

BACKGROUND: Globally, governments have recognized the growing popularity of Complementary and Alternative Medicines and the possibility of their combined use with biomedicine. Decisions within the Government of India have led to a conducive environment for conducting clinical studies, to achieve integration of more than one system of medicine, so that their combined benefits can be brought to bear on chronic, difficult-to-treat conditions. AIM: To develop integrative dermatology treatment protocols for patients with long-standing skin diseases who have received treatment from many centers.

Author(s): 
Narahari, Saravu R.
Ryan, Terence J.
Bose, Kuthaje S.
Prasanna, Kodimoole S.
Aggithaya, Guruprasad M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Literature searches for articles on Ayurveda provide special challenges, since many of the Indian journals in which such articles appear are not indexed by current medical databases such as PubMed and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. AIM: The aim of this study was to develop a comprehensive search strategy on Ayurveda topics and to map the existing databases containing Ayurveda journal publications. METHODS: We have developed a literature search procedure that can recover the great majority of articles on any given topic associated with Ayurveda.

Author(s): 
Narahari, Saravu R.
Aggithaya, Madhur Guruprasad
Suraj, Kumbla R.
Publication Title: 
Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine (Hyderabad)

The earliest known reference to Kilăsa was in 2200 B.C. in the period of Aushooryan. In 1550 B.C. information regarding Vitiligo was noted in the Ebers Papyrus. Atharvavĕda also carries the description of the disease Kilăsa along with several herbal prescriptions. Buddhist literature (Pĭtikăs) especially Vinaya Pĭtika carries the description of Kilăsa. Old Testament also carries the description of white spots i.e. in the Leviticus chapter 13. In ayurvĕda the word Kuşţa was used for all types of skin diseases.

Author(s): 
Prasad, P. V. V.
Bhatnagar, Vinod Kumar
Publication Title: 
Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine (Hyderabad)

The history of Switra is as old as the human civilization. The earliest medical literature has given the description of Switra in rgavĕda and Atharvavĕda. Switra is also narrated in Mahăbhărat and in Vinayapĭţika. A Roman physician known as Celsus first introduced the term Vitiligo in the second century A.D. Vitiligo is also known as Leucoderma. The history of psychosocial repercussion was described in Vedic literature and it is also found in our society. A population-based study was presented to understand the social implication of this disease.

Author(s): 
Panda, Ashok Kumar
Publication Title: 
Annals of Hepatology

The case of a 64 year old female patient is presented who has treated herself for 9 months with various Indian Ayurvedic herbal products for her vitiligo and experienced a causally related severe hepatotoxicity (ALT, 601 U/L; AST, 663 U/L; Bilirubin, 5.0 mg/dL). After discontinuation, a rapid improvement was observed.

Author(s): 
Teschke, Rolf
Bahre, Ruediger
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Literature searches for articles on Ayurveda provide special challenges, since many of the Indian journals in which such articles appear are not indexed by current medical databases such as PubMed and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. AIM: The aim of this study was to develop a comprehensive search strategy on Ayurveda topics and to map the existing databases containing Ayurveda journal publications. METHODS: We have developed a literature search procedure that can recover the great majority of articles on any given topic associated with Ayurveda.

Author(s): 
Narahari, Saravu R.
Aggithaya, Madhur Guruprasad
Suraj, Kumbla R.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Dermatology

BACKGROUND: Globally, governments have recognized the growing popularity of Complementary and Alternative Medicines and the possibility of their combined use with biomedicine. Decisions within the Government of India have led to a conducive environment for conducting clinical studies, to achieve integration of more than one system of medicine, so that their combined benefits can be brought to bear on chronic, difficult-to-treat conditions. AIM: To develop integrative dermatology treatment protocols for patients with long-standing skin diseases who have received treatment from many centers.

Author(s): 
Narahari, Saravu R.
Ryan, Terence J.
Bose, Kuthaje S.
Prasanna, Kodimoole S.
Aggithaya, Guruprasad M.

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