A REVIEW ARTICLE ON PRAMEHA PIDAKA - DIABETIC CARBUNCLE.
Divyashree P. V.* and Siddayya Aradhyamath
Prameha (Diabetes Mellitus) is a Kapha pradhana Tridoshaja Vyadhi (Disease) in which Meda is a Pradhana (Prime) Dushya. According to the Avastha Bheda, Dasha Dushyas involvement can be observed. It is characterized by â€œPrabhootaavilamootrataâ€. Prameha is a Chirakaaleena (chronic) Vyadhi, which is Anushangi (adjunct) in nature and one among the 8 Mahaagadhas as described by Sushruthacharya. Upadrava (complication) is an episode of a morbid event which develops by the factors which are responsible for the manifestation of main disease. It may be Sthoola or Anu in nature. Prameha pidaka are complications of prameha. Prameha pidaka by its pathology and clinical features resembles to Diabetic carbuncle. Treatment of Prameha pidaka or Diabetic carbuncle primes control of Diabetes mellitus.
Keywords: Prameha, Prameha pidaka, Diabetes Mellitus, Hyperglycemia.
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