Department of Dermatology

  • Introduction of Department
  • Vision
  • Facilities of Department
  • Faculty Members
  • Faculty Residents
  • Teaching Rosters
  • Labs
  • Syllabus details
  • Competency based under Graduate
  • Department Publications
  • Departmental Activities
  • Events

Introduction

The department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy is housed in about 438 sq meters (5200 sq feet) floor area. There are three clinic rooms, minor OT, Laboratory, nursing station, record room, counselor room, residents’ room, phototherapy room, and a day care area of about 890 sq. feet, reception area and enough patient waiting area. In addition, there is one teaching room of about 890 sq. feet area which is shared with Psychiatry department. The department has started post graduation (MD) course from the academic year 2010 having three PG students per year. The MD (DVL) is MCI recognized vide letter no MCI-63(22)/2015-Med.- 145124 dated 24.10.15. In addition to central library the department has its own well stocked library having more 150 books and scientific journals related to the specialty which are available for reading and reference as and when needed.

Vision

Background:

Dermatological diseases afflict a great majority of population and often comprise more than 60% of patients attending outdoor department of any hospital. However, dermatology as such remains an underappreciated specialty in general despite significant understanding of pathogenesis of various dermatological diseases and advances made in the field of therapeutics. This department is envisioned to overall development of the specialty particularly towards patient care, medical education and research.

Objectives:

  1. To have state of the art Infrastructure and equipment
  2. Manpower development
  3. To train postgraduate students in all aspects of the specialty including in Dermatosurgical procedures and Cosmetology
  4. To strengthen research activities

To create a dermatological health service delivery system that is-

  • Focused on diagnosis and treatment through multidisciplinary approach rather than as medico-technical services
  • accessible and affordable, and has minimum referral
  • of international standards
  • sustainable in the long run

Strategies:

To achieve above objectives following strategies are being followed/envisioned:

  1. Infrastructure and equipment development- Additional space and equipments will be needed for fully functional sub-specialties such as
    • well equipped minor operation theater for dermatosurgical procedures like hair transplant surgery, vitiligo surgery, etc.
    • Separate functional unit for Trichology,
    • Separate functional LASER treatment unit,
    • Separate functional unit for cosmetology,
    • Separate isolation ward, and intensive care unit for dermatology emergencies like life threatening drug reactions, pemphigus, erythroderma, etc.
  2. Manpower development by - teaching and training of postgraduate students in all aspects of the specialty including in dermatosurgical procedures and Cosmetology. Additional faculty members and senior residents will be needed.
  3. Planning and execution of research activities by- establishment of well equipped research lab with in-house facility for biochemical, pathological, microbiological immunological, serological and other molecular/genetic studies related to the specialty. This will require strengthening of existing biochemistry, pathology, and microbiology laboratories with equipment/machinery and well trained manpower.
  4. Multidisciplinary approach for diagnosis and treatment by- coordinating with other departments (expected to be well developed by then) specially Pathology, Microbiology including mycology, virology, and mycobacteriolgy, Radiodiagnosis Radiotherapy & Oncology, Medicine, Surgery, Medicine, Endocrinology and Pediatrics for the diagnosis and treatment of dermatological diseases.
  5. To develop a dermatological health service delivery system by -
    • developing andrology, geriatric, pediatric and adolescent dermatology units. Additional faculty members and senior residents will be needed.
    • participating/interacting in Clinicopathologic conferences, Seminars, CMEs and Conferences at International, National, Regional levels. Govt must allow for such participations without limitations.
    • regular treatment updates on standard (national and international) guidelines for various dermatological disorders, sexually transmitted infections & AIDS, and leprosy.
    • following principles of pharmacoeconomics to make the treatment cost effective and affordable for most of the patients.
    • providing community services as per govt policies.

Facilities

Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy is providing OPD services on all days. Equipments like PUVA Chambers, Research microscope, Light microscopes, Electrosurgical unit, Liquid N2 Cryosurgical unit, Micromotor, Wood’s lamp, Megna vision, etc are available. Special clinics for the diagnosis, management and follow up of reproductive tract infections (RTI/STI), leprosy, contact dermatitis, pigmentary dermatoses, pemphigus and psoriasis are held on different days of the week. Free treatment for STI and leprosy patients and management of lepra reaction cases is also being provided. Department is also providing advanced therapeutic facilities viz. electrocautery, vitiligo surgery like punch grafting and suction blister grafting, PRP therapy, mole surgery and phototherapy, etc. The investigative facilities like patch testing, KOH smears for fungus, and basic investigations for sexually transmitted infections are available in the departmental clinical side lab. The faculty members have special interest and experience in the diagnosis and management of deep fungal infections (sporotrichosis, chromoblasatomycosis), leishmaniasis, psoriasis and vitiligo. The department caters to about 40000 new and old outdoor patients annually which are likely to increase in coming years.

Faculty Members

# Photo Name Qualifications Designations Email ID Date of Joining Awards
1 Dr. K S Mehta

MD (DVL)

Professor and Head drkaranindermehta@gmail.com 05-02-2007
2 Dr. Vikram Mahajan

MD (DVL)

Professor vkm1@rediifmail.com 05-12-2019

IADVL Best teacher award 2019

3 Dr. P S Chauhan

MD (DVL)

Assistant Professor pushpinderschauhan@yahoo.co.in 11-03-2008

Senior Residents

# Name Qualification Date of Joining
1 Dr Anuj Sharma
2 Dr Reena Sharma
3 Dr. Amit Chauhan 29.07.2020

Junior Residents

# Name Date of Joining
1 Dr. Hitender Sharma 27-04-2018
2 Dr. Monika Chandel 02-05-2018
3 Dr. Yograj Verma 15-05-2018
4 Dr. Vijay Karan 01-05-2019
5 Dr. Sheenam Hooda 01-05-2019
6 Dr. Jyotsna Sharma 03.05.2019
7 Dr. Amisha 13.07.2020
8 Dr. Rohit Negi 31.07.2020
9 Dr. Priyanka Thakur 31.07.2020

S.O.P's

Courses

Labs

# Name Number of labs
1 Clinical side lab in OPD 1

Competency based under graduate curriculum

Competency based ug curriculum

Department Highlights (Past 5 Years)

Awards:

Best paper award at CUTICON-J&K 2018; Dr. Prabal, PG resident

2nd prize for paper award at CUTICON-J&K 2018; Dr. Bhumika, PG resident

Won first prize for Quiz at CUTICON-J&K 2018; Dr. Bhumika and Dr. Sanket, PG residents

Won second prize for Quiz at CUTICON-Pb, Chd & HP 2018; Dr. Bhumika and Dr. Sanket, PG residents

Won second prize for Poster presentation at CUTICON-Pb, Chd & HP 2018; Dr. Megha Sondhi, PG resident

IADVL Best thesis award 2019, Dr. Dhaarna Wadhwa, PG resident

Best paper award at CUTICON-Pb, Chd, HP 2019; Dr. Niharika, PG resident

International:

Abhinav C, Mahajan VK, Chauhan PS, Mehta KS. Angina bullosa haemorrhagica like lesions: a rare presentation of drug induced thrombocytopenia. Int J Dermatol 2015;54:819-22

Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS, Gupta M, Sharma R, Rawat R. Fixed cutaneous sporotrichosis treated with topical amphotericin B in an immune suppressed patient. Medical Mycology Case Reports 2015; 7:23-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2015.01.002

Gupta M, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS, Rawat R. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) and PPAR agonists: the 'future' in dermatology therapeutics? Arch Dermatol Res 2015;307:767-80. DOI. 10.1007/s00403-015-1571-1

Gupta M, Mahajan VK, Singh S. Nevoid acanthosis nigricans: a rare case with late onset. Our Dermatol Online 2015;6(3):337-8

Mahajan VK, Ranjan N. Patch: a skin lesion in need of definition. SKINmed 2015;13:171-2

Abhnav C, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS, Gupta M. Weekly methotrexate versus daily isotretinoin to treat moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis: a comparative study. Our Dermatol Online J 2015;6(4):392-8

Rawat R, MahajanVK, Chander B, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS, Gupta M. Graham Little Picardi Lassueur syndrome. Our Dermatol Online 2016; 7(1):114-6

Mahajan VK. Psoriasis treatment: unconventional and non-standard modalities in the era of biologics. World J Dermatol 2016; 5(1):17-51

Agarwal S, Kaur G, Randhawa R, Mahajan V, Bansal R, Changotra H. Liver X receptor -α polymorphisms (rs11039155 and rs2279238) are associated with susceptibility to vitiligo. Meta Gene 2016;8:33-6

Khatri G, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Sharma KK, Satya Bhushan, Chauhan PS. Serum levels of homocysteine, vitamin B12 and folic acid in Indian patients with psoriasis: Results of a pilot study. Our Dermatol Online 2016;7(3):276-279

Sood A, Sood V, Prajapati H, Sharma A, Bansal R, Mahajan V. Pharmacovigilance analysis in a rural tertiary care hospital in North India: a retrospective study. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2016;5:1425-31

Kaur I, Thakur K, Sood A, Mahajan VK, Gupta PK, Chauhan S, Jaryal SC. Clinico-mycological profile of clinically diagnosed cases of dermatophytosis in North India - a prospective cross sectional study. Int J Health Sci Res 2016; 6(8):54-60

Shiny TN, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS, Rawat R, Sharma R. Patch testing and cross sensitivity study of adverse cutaneous drug reactions due to anticonvulsants: A preliminary report. World J Methodol 2017; 7(1): 25-32. Available from: URL: http://www.wjgnet.com/2222-0682/full/v7/i1/25.htm DOI: http://dx.doi. org/10.5662/wjm.v7.i1.25

Mehta KIS, Chauhan PS, Mahajan V, Kaur H. Kimura's disease and angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia: a comparative study. Int J Sci Res 2017; 6(4):283-6

Sharma R, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS, Rawat R, Shiny TN. Therapeutic efficacy and safety of oral tranexamic acid and that of tranexamic acid local infiltration with microinjections in patients with melasma: A comparative study. Clin Exp Dermatol 2017; 42:728-34

Mahajan VK, Gupta S, Kohli S, Rashpa RS. Photodermatitis in a woman on antiretroviral therapy: report of a rare cutaneous adverse drug reaction of efavirenz and review of literature. Int J Dermatol 2017; 56:e200-e202

Mahajan VK, Raina RK, Singh S, Rashpa RS, Sood A, Chauhan PS, Mehta KS, Rawat R, Sharma V. Histoplasmosis in Himachal Pradesh (India): an emerging endemic focus. Am J Trop Med Hygiene 2017;97:1749-56

Gupta M, Mahajan VK. Clinical profile of 300 men with facial hypermelanosis. J Dermatological Case Reports 2017;11(2):20-4

Kohli S, Mahajan VK, Rana BS, Mehta KS, Raina RK, Chauhan PS, Rawat R, Sharma V. Clinicoepidemiologic features of chronic urticaria in patients with subclinical Helicobacter pylori infection versus those without it: a cross sectional study of 150 patients. Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2018; 175:114-20

Sharma A, Mahajan VK. Infantile perianal (perineal) pyramidal protrusion. Our Dermatol Online 2018;9(2):217

Gupta M, Mahajan VK. Renbök phenomenon: Alopecia areata sparing psoriasis plaques. Our Dermatol Online 2018;9(3):333-4

Sharma A, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS, Sharma V, Sharma A, Wadhwa D, Chauhan S. Pesticides contact dermatitis in agricultural workers of Himachal Pradesh (India). Contact Dermatitis 2018, 1-5

Chauhan S, Sharma V, Mahajan VK. Urethral caruncle in a young pregnant woman: an uncommon cause of urethral overgrowth. Our Dermatol Online 2018;9(4):468-9

Sharma M, Prashar A, Tuli R, Sharma RK, Mahajan VK. Atypical central retinal artery occlusion: an uncommon cause of retinopathy and visual loss in dermatomyositis. Int J Rheumatic Dis 2019; 22(2):325-30

Wadhwa D, Mahajan VK. Systemic Drug Related Intertriginous and Flexural Exanthema (SDRIFE) or Intertriginous Drug Eruption: a matter of semantics. Our Dermatol Online 2019;10(1):48-50

Wadhwa D, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS, Sharma V, Sharma A, Sharma A, Chauhan S. Malondialdehyde, lipoprotein-a, lipoprotein ratios, comprehensive lipid tetrad index and atherogenic index as surrogate markers for cardiovascular disease in patients with psoriasis: a case- control study. Arch Dermatol Res 2019;311(4):287-97. doi: 10.1007/s00403-019-01896-y

Kumar P, Mehta KS, Mahajan VK, Chauhan PS. Therapeutic evaluation of efficacy of intralesional bleomycin in common warts including palmoplantar and periungual warts: a prospective study. Int J Res Dermatol 2019;5:329-37

National:

Abhinav C, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS. Allergic contact dermatitis from clotrimazole with cross-reaction to miconazole. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2015;81:80-2

Mahajan VK, Sharma V, Chauhan PS, Mehta KS, Raina R. Rothmund-Thomson syndrome with bronchiectasis: an uncommon phenotype? Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2015;81:190-2. F

Mahajan VK, Chauhan PS, Mehta KS, Sharma AL. Poikiloderma vasculare atrophicans: a distinct clinical entity? Indian J Dermatol 2015; 60:216

Mahajan VK, Khatri G, Singh R, Chauhan PS, Mehta KS. Bier spots: an uncommon cause of mottled skin. Indian Dermatol Online J 2015; 6:128-9

Chauhan V, Thakur S, Mahajan VK. Intractable pruritus caused by pigeon mite. Indian J Dermatol 2015;6:312-3

Mahajan VK, Khatri G, Chauhan PS, Mehta KS, Raina R, Gupta M. Progressive symmetric erythrokeratoderma having overlapping features with Erythrokeratoderma variabilis and lesional hypertrichosis: Is nomenclature 'Erythrokeratoderma variabilis progressiva' more appropriate? Indian J Dermatol 2015;60:410-1

Mahajan VK, Chauhan PS, Mehta KS, Sharma AL. Erythema dyschromicum perstans response to topical tacrolimus. Indian J Dermatology 2015;60:525

Gupta M, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS. Hair dye dermatitis and p-phenylenediamine contact sensitivity: a preliminary report. Indian Dermatol Online J 2015;6:241-6

MahajanVK, Singh R, Gupta M, Raina R. Telmisartan induced urticarial vasculitis. Indian J Pharmacol 2015;47:560-2

Mahajan VK, Jindal R. Primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma in a child simulating primary cutaneous Hodgkin's disease. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2016;82:98-101

Garg S, MahajanVK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS, Gupta M, Rawat R. Vitiligo and associated disorders including autoimmune diseases: a prospective study of 200 Indian patients. Pigment International 2015;2:91-6

Mahajan VK, Sharma AL, Chauhan PS, Mehta KS, Sharma S. Rhinophyma and numerous facial papule and nodules in a 39-year-old woman. Indian Dermatology Online J 2016;7:350-2

Raina RK, Mahajan V, Sood A, Saurabh S. Primary cutaneous histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent host from a nonendemic area. Indian J Dermatol 2016;61:467

Gupta M, Mahajan VK, Chauhan PS, Mehta KS, Rawat R, Shiny TN. Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of disease among persons living with HIV/AIDS: a study from a tertiary care centre of North India. Indian J STD & AIDS 2016; 37:173-7

Singh R, MahajanVK, Mehta KS, Thakur L, Chauhan PS, Gupta M, Rawat R. Rheumatological manifestations in leprosy: a study of 100 Indian patients. Indian J Leprosy 2016;88:13-19

Mahajan VK, Raina S, Kohli S, Gupta S, Sharma S. Prevalence of cognitive impairment among persons of rural background living with human immunodeficiency virus infection/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome on antiretroviral therapy: A study from a tertiary care centre of North India. J Neurosci Rural Pract 2016;7:S131-4

Mehta KIS, Kaur N, Mahajan V, Kaur H. Idiopathic atrophoderma of pasini and pierini: a clinico- pathological study. Indian Journal of Applied Research 2017; 7(4):92-4

Khatri G, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Sharma KK, Bhushan S, Chauhan PS. Serum prolactin levels in Indian patients with psoriasis: Results of a pilot study. Indian J Med Res 2017;145:250-2

Rawat R, Mahajan VK, Gupta S. The peripilar keratin cysts or pseudo nits: when nits are not nits! Indian J Med Res 2017;145:700

Rashpa RS, Mahajan VK, Kumar P, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS, Rawat R, Sharma V. Pattern of mucocutaneous manifestations in patients with chronic kidney disease with or without hemodialysis: a cross sectional study. Indian Dermatology Online J 2018;9:20-6

Sharma M, Singh S, Kaul R, MahajanVK. Basosquamous carcinoma of nose: a rare tumor diagnosed on cytology. Annals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 2018; 5(1):DOI: 10.21276/APALM.1679

Gupta S, Mahajan VK, Yadav RS, Mehta KS, Bhushan S, Chauhan PS, Rawat R. Sharma V. Evaluation of serum vitamin D levels in patients with systemic sclerosis and healthy controls: a cross sectional study. Indian Dermatology Online J 2018;9:250-5

Mahajan VK, Vashist S, Chauhan PS, Mehta KIS, Sharma V, Sharma A. Clinico-epidemiologic profile of patients with vitiligo: a retrospective study from a tertiary care centre of North India. Indian Dermatology Online J 2019;10:38-44

Chauhan PS, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Rawat R, Sharma V. The efficacy and safety of intralesional immunotherapy with MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella virus) vaccine for the treatment of common warts in adults: results of a pilot study. Indian Dermatology Online J 2019;10:19-26

Manvi S, MahajanVK, Mehta KS, Yadav RS, Bhushan S, Chauhan PS. Psoriasis and co-morbidities: Is hyperhomocystenemia the common link? J Assoc Physicians India 2019;67:29-32

Mehta KS, Mahajan VK, Chauhan S, Sharma V, Rawat R. Evaluation of efficacy and safety of intralesional bleomycin in the treatment of common warts: results of a pilot study. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2019;85:397-404

Chowdhry B, Sharma A, MahajanVK. Porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus and porokeratotic eccrine and hair follicle nevus: is nomenclature “porokeratotic adnexal ostial nevus” more appropriate? Dermatology Online J 2019;10:478-80

Mahajan VK, Chauhan PS, Sharma A, Mehta KIS, Rawat R, Sharma V. Evaluation of efficacy and safety of intralesional MMR (Measles-Mumps- Rubella virus) vaccine for the treatment of common warts in children and adolescents: results of a pilot study. Indian J Pediatr Dermatology 2019;20:231-5

Mahajan VK, Gupta M, Chauhan PS, Mehta KS, Rawat R, Sharma V. CLOVES Syndrome: a rare disorder of overgrowth. Indian Dermatology Online J 2019;10:447-52

Dev T, Mahajan V, Sethuraman G. Hereditary palmoplantar keratoderma: A practical approach to the diagnosis. Indian Dermatology Online J 2019;10:365-79

Chauhan S, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS, Sharma V, Sharma A, Wadhwa D, Sharma A. Clinicoepidemiologic features of chronic spontaneous urticaria in patients with elevated plasma D-dimer levels versus those without it: a case-control cross-sectional study of 100 patients. Indian Dermatol Online J 2019;10:632-8

Raina RK, Mahajan VK, Bodh TD, Chander B, Chandel SS, Mehta KS. Basal cell carcinoma: A 6‑year clinicopathological study from the Sub‑Himalayan region of North India. CHRISMED J Health Res 2019;6:254-8

Monograms:

Mahajan VK. Occupational contact dermatitis: a study of occupational contact dermatitis among agriculture workers. Lamberts Academic Publishing, Berlin 2015

Mahajan VK. Dermatitis medicamentosa: Topical therapy and Contact dermatitis. Lamberts Academic Publishing, Berlin 2016

Mahajan VK. Psoriasis treatment: Non-biologic therapies. Lamberts Academic Publishing, Berlin 2016

Chapters:

Mahajan VK. Subcutaneous mycoses. In: Comprehensive approach to infections in dermatology. Singal A, Grover C (eds); 1st edn, New Delhi (India) Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. 2015 pp 116-157

Mahajan VK. Systemic mycoses. In: World Clin: Dermatol. Sarkar R, Desai RS (eds); 1st edn, Delhi (India) Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. 2016;3(1):80-109

Mahajan VK. Subcutaneous mycoses. In: World Clin: Dermatol. Sarkar R, Desai RS (eds); 1st edn, Delhi (India) Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. 2016;3(1):110-38

Departmental Activities

Hand Hygiene day

Vitiligo day

Psoriasis day

World AIDS day

Events

Leprosy day