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Dermatology, Venereology And Leprosy

  About the Department



The aim of teaching the Undergraduate students in Dermatology, S.T.D. and Leprosy is to impart such knowledge and skills that may enable him to diagnose and treat common ailments and to refer rare diseases or complications and unusual manifestations of common diseases to the specialist.


Dermatology including Venereology (STD) and Leprology is one of the important basic clinical specialty. Considerable advances have taken place in the understanding of dermatological disorders and their treatment. Leprosy is still a public health problem of considerable magnitude in the country. The STDs are showing worldwide increase in incidence with new dimensions added to it.

There is a dearth of trained personnel in the specialty. Very few medical colleges in the country Impart sufficient knowledge about these diseases at Undergraduate level and Postgraduate courses are not available in all medical colleges. The curriculum of MD Dermatology has been made designed matching the other Clinical specialties at the Institute. An attempt has been made to give a comprehensive training to the postgraduates including basic subjects and recent advances.


At the end of the course of Dermatology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases & Leprosy the student shall be able to :
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of common diseases, their clinical manifestations including emergent situations and of investigative procedures to confirm their diagnosis.
  • Demonstrate comparative knowledge of various modes of topical therapy.
  • Demonstrate the mode of action of commonly used drugs, their doses, side effects / toxicity, indications and contraindication & interactions.
  • Describe commonly used modes of management including the medical &Surgical procedures available for the treatment of various diseases and to offer a comparative plan of management for a given disorder.
At the end of this training a candidate should be able to:
  • Diagnose and manage independently common skin diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy.
  • Manage independently and efficiently all medical emergencies related with skin, leprosy and venereal disease.
  • Adopt preventive measures at individual and community levels against communicable skin, venereal diseases and leprosy.
  • Teach requisite knowledge and laboratory skills to other medical/paramedical team members.
  • Adopt a compassionate attitude toward towards the patients (and their families) under his/ her charge.
  • Critically evaluate and initiate investigation for solving problems relating to skin, venereal diseases and leprosy.


The student shall be able to:


Specialized services provided by the department

Specialized equipment available in the department

List of equipments available
Sr. No. Name of the Equipment
1 Electrocautery
2 Radio Cautry
3 Nd-Yag Laser
4 CO2 Laser
5 Phototherapy Whole Body Unit 12UVA+12NBUVB
6 Intense pulse light
7 Microdermabrasion
8 Hairscope
9 Iontophoresis
10 Wood’s Lamp
11 Cryotherapy

Specialty clinics being run by the department

Sr. No. Day & Clinic
1 STD Clinic
2 Hansenís Clinic
3 Psoriasis Clinic
4 Vitiligo Clinic / Pigmentry Clinic
5 Vesiculobullous Diseases Clinic
6 Autoimmune disease Clinic


Central Library Books Available
Department Library Books Available

Deparatmental Museum


Publications from the department during last 3 years

Sr .No. Name of Authors Citation Year of Publication
1 Zawar V,
Chuh A.
A case-control study on the association of pulse oral poliomyelitis vaccination and Gianotti-Crosti syndrome.
Int J Dermatol. 2017 Jan;56(1):75-79.
2 Chuh A,
Zawar V,
An Original clinical study on photo spring pityriasis rosea-A rare variant of this ex`anthem.
Enliven:clinDermatol 2016:2:001
3 Dr. Gugle A. S.
Dr. Kote R. P.
Dr. Jadhav V. M.
Dr. Kaur R.
A study of prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with psoriasis vulgaris.
MVP Journal of Medical Science , 2016, Vol 3(2),79-82
4 Zawar V,
Agarwal M,
Vasudevan B.
Q switched NdYag Laser for post-
inflammatory pigmentation. A study of 76 pts. J CutanAesthet surg. 2016; 8:222-6.
5 Chuh A,
Zawar V,
Maheshwari A,
Bharatia P.
A mini-epidemic of eruptive hypomelanosis in three children of the same family – the first piece of epidemiological evidence for an infectious cause of a novel paraviral exanthem. ClinExpDermatol 2016; 41 (in press) 2016
6 Chuh A,
Zawar V,
Lee A,
Sciallis G.
Is Gianotti-Crosti syndrome associated with atopy? – a case-control study and a postulation on the intrinsic host factors in Gianotti-Crosti syndrome. PediatrDermatol 2016, 33 (in press). 2016
7 Zawar V,
Goyal T,
Doda D.
Woronoff’s ring in Molluscum Contagiosum. SkinMed 2016. (In press) 2016
8 Chuh A,
Zawar V,
Sciallis G,
Kempf W.
A position statement on the management of patients with pityriasis rosea. J EurAcadDermatolVenereol. 2016 Oct;30(10):1670-1681 2016
9 Dr. Gugle A. S.
Dr. Deshmukh M. D.
Dr. Kote R. P.
Dr. Jadhav V. M.
Dr.Vankawala D.
Study of Homologous Autoimplantation Therapy For Treatment of Multiple Warts in Patients Attending The Dermatology Out Patient department.
MVP Journal of Medical Science , 2015, Vol 2(2),110-117
10 Dr. Gugle A. S.
Dr. Kote R. P.
Dr. Jadhav V. M.
Dr. Mohite A.
A Comparative of Efficacy, Safety And Relapse Rate of Three Drugs: Systemic Ketoconazole, Systemic Itraconazole And Topical Oxiconazole in The Treatment of Pityriasis Versicolor
MVP Journal of Medical Science , 2015, Vol 2(2),76-80
11 Dr. Gugle A. S.
Dr. Kote R. P.
Dr. Jadhav V. M.
Dr.Deshmuh M. D.
Dr. Dalvi A.
Comparative efficacy of minoxidil 5% & combination of minoxidil 5% &tretivoin 0.01% & azelaic arid 1.5% on yhe basis of dermoscopic analysis in androgenic alopecia.
MVP Journal of Medical Science , 2015, Vol 2(2), 90-99