AN OVERVIEW OF RAKTAPITTA W.S.R. TO VASCULITIS SKIN LESIONS - A CASE STUDY
Dr. Anita Patel*
Vasculitis is a group of disorders characterized by inflammation of vessel walls. Because of rich vasculature, the skin is prone to be frequently affected in vasculitis. Cutaneous involvement in vasculitis may be primary or reflector of fatal systemic disease or evidence of association with some other systemic disorder. Vasculitis represent spectrum of disorders and in most of lesions result from the leakage of blood into skin through inflamed damaged blood vessels. Ayurvedic literature states that in Raktapitta, When pitta vitiated Rakta increases in amount due to usna guna of pitta, it starts flowing out of the body through different parts- upward, downward or both, or through skin pores. Thus cutaneous lesions in vasculitis are very much similar to Raktapitta. A 29 yr old female, who was diagnosed with vasculitis, was successfully treated based on treatment principles of raktapitta. After certain panchkarma therapies and internal medication, cutaneous lesions were completely disappeared and there is no recurrence in 6 months.
Keywords: Vasculitis is a group of disorders raktapitta.
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