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Abstract

AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF EKAKUSHTA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PSORIASIS- A CASE STUDY

*Vd. Sonali Chandrakant Telange and Vd. Sunil A. Bhaskare (M.D.,Ph.D.)

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Background: Psoriasis is a common chronic, immune mediated, inflammatory, proliferative, non contagious disease of the skin. This is papulosqamous lesion of skin having scaling and itching which distrub the daily routine of the patient. As the disease has recurrance and there is no certain cure for the disease, it remained a great problem. According to Ayurveda it can be correlated with Ekakushta which is vata- kapha predominant Kshudrakushta. Aim: To study the role of Ayurveda in the management of Ekakushta with special reference to Psoriasis. Methodology: Present case study deals with 65years old male patient diagnosed case of plaque Psoriasis was admitted in our institute for the complaints of scaly patches and itching over body. According to Ayurveda diagnosis was made as Ekakushta and treatment was given accordingly such as deepan, pachan, virechana & sthanik chikitsa. PASI (Psoriasis Area Severity Index) score was taken for assessment parameters of improvement. Result: The skin lesions of the patient were calculated by PASI score before and after the treatment was found to be 30.9 which decreased to 4.8 at the end of treament. Conclusion: This case report showed that Ayurvedic management of psoriasis was found to be effective and there was no recurrance since 1year.

Keywords: Ayurvedic management, Ekakushta, Psoriasis, PASI SCORE.


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