AYURVEDA MANAGEMENT OF DISCOID LUPUS ERYTHROMATOSIS/ UBHAYASHRITA PITTAJA VATARAKTA – A SINGLE CASE STUDY
Dr. Shrilatha Kamath T.* and Dr. Suma Mallya
Lupus erythematosus is a group of diverse, persistent inflammatory autoimmune diseases and affects the skin. Discoid lupus erythematosus is the most common and chronic form of cutaneous lupus. It is characterised by persistent scaly, disc-like plaques on scalp, face and ears that causes pigmentary changes, scarring and hair loss. The condition is correlated to Ubhayashrita Vatarakta based upon its presentations. The case presented here is managed by Virechana followed by Rasayana (Rejuvenating) medicines which rectified the pathology of Vatarakta and relieved the symptoms.
Keywords: Discoid Lupus Erythematosus, Vatarakta, Rasayana).
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