A CLINICO ETIOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY ON SVITRA VYADHI
Dr. Samima Azmi* and Dr. S. K. Chakrabort
ŝvitra with the cardinal sign of ŝvetalakṣaṇam can be correlated to vitiligo- a chronic depigmentory disorder of the skin as both has similar clinical presentation mentioned in ancient as well as modern science. Study has been conducted on 83 clinically diagnosed cases of svitra at Govt Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Ghy. Diagnosis has been done on the basis of clinical parameters mentioned in Āyurvedic & modern texts. All age group irrespective of sex, skin colour, community & locality were included under the study. It was observed that most patients were between 21-50yrs of age with higher number of female patients. Regarding food habits, it is observed that most of the patients were taking mixed diet habitually. Though in most of the cases, there was no any significant precipitating factor or significant ãhãraja vihãraja nidãna could not be revealed, however prevalence of chintã as mãnasika hetu in patients of ŝvitra were observed. Most of the patients have pittaja ŝvitra. Results of the present study suggested that our observations are essentially consistent with the literature.
Keywords: ?vitra, ?vetalak?a?am, vitiligo, pitta, nidana.
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