Centre of Excellence (COE) – HIV Care
Dermatology, STD & Leprosy
The Department of Dermatology of School Of Tropical Medicine has passed the ‘2011-2012’ with distinction. Everybody in the department which includes faculties, post graduate students & other staffs contributed in smooth running of day to day activities. We are, what we repeatedly do, Excellence, which is not an act but a Habit. Still we try to do something beyond, what we have done already.

In this year we have served 1,08,052 patients in our outpatient department. According to my knowledge and internet search, no dermatology OPD in India served such number of patients in a year.
This year we have added a new feather in the form of Installing PUVA Chamber in our department. This is the only department where we can provide PUVA Therapy to the patients.

Coming to the daily activities- we are giving services with LASER Therapy, CRYOTHERAPY, ELECTROCAUTERY, RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION, VITILIGO SURGERY, CHEMICAL PEELING etc. apart from daily consultation.

Our endeavor is well reflected by the number of patients attending the Dermatology OPD.
Professor and Head : Prof. Gautam Banerjee
Associate Professor : Dr. Jayashree Das
Assistant Professor : Dr. Somenath Sarkar
Assistant Professor : Dr. Mousumi Roy Bandyopadhyay
Medical officer : Dr. Arup Kumar Das
Medical technologist : Sri Abhay Ghosh
Medical Technologist : Sri Biswarup Chowdhury
Office-in-charge : Sri Prabir Kumar Basu
Peon : Sri Madan Thakur
GDA : Sri Satish Shaw
GDA : Sri Sudarshan Saha
GDA : Sri Sukdeb Kundu
Sweeper : Sri Ajay Hela
STI Counsellor : Sri Chandan Jana

Statement of New & Old Patients attending Dermatology OPD
from January, 2012 to December, 2012
Month Male New Male Old Female New Female Old
January 1555 2030 1632 1969
February 2121 2819 1606 2529
March 2294 3204 1622 2732
April 2224 2191 1708 1653
May 2101 2708 1380 2007
June 1981 2514 1397 2148
July 2818 2913 1873 2098
August 2494 3453 1816 2452
September 2499 3829 1935 3090
October 2092 2909 1537 2754
November 2219 2503 1918 2200
December 2081 2448 1754 2242
Total 26479 33521 20178 27874

Statement of patients attending Leprosy Clinic :

  • Total no patient attending the clinic : 768
  • Number of patient diagnosed as Leprosy : 467
  • Adult PB patient : 119
  • Adult MB patient : 337
  • Child PB : 6
  • Child MB : 5
  • Grade II deformity : 26
  • AFB positive : 85

Statement of STI clinic attendance (It is newly started from April’ 2010)

  • Total patient attending the clinic :  (Male - 355, Female - 123, Trans-Sexual - 0)
  • STI patients : (Male - 210, Female - 92, Trans-Sexual - 0)
  • Non STI patients : (Male -145, Female -31, Trans-Sexual - 0)
  • Follow-up patient : (Male - 59, Female - 29, Trans-Sexual - 0)

Statement regarding skin patient admitted in STM

  • Total No : 185
  • Male : 96
  • Female : 89
  • Expired : 2

Routine diagnostic service provided to the patient :

  • Slit skin smear for AFB : 965
  • No of Chronic arsenic poisoning cases detected during 2012 : 21
  • Patch test for contact dermatitis : 34

Statement of therapeutic procedure done at Dermatosurgery unit :

  • Electrocautery : 256
  • Radiofrequency surgery : 156
  • Skin biopsy : 345
  • Punch grafting : 21
  • Blister grafting : 12
  • LN2 Cryo Surgery : 386
  • Chemical cautery : 1567
  • Intralesional injection : 1453
  • Chemical peeling : 124
  • Auto implantation : 12

Statement of LASER unit (Started from June’2010)

  • Total number patients : 284
  • Total number of sitting done : 1459
  • Q-Switched Nd-Yag : 120
  • Long pulse Nd-Yag : 40
  • IPL 590 : 35
  • IPL 640 : 15
  • IPL 695 : 10
  • IPL 755 : 64

Teaching :

  • Theory classes for MD Tropical Medicine & D.T.M &H : 60
  • Theory classes for MD Dermatology : 52
  • Clinic throughout the year :  160
  • Theory classes for D.L.T students : 26
  • Practical classes for D.L.T : 8

Guest lectures and conference :

  • All faculty members attended the monthly clinical meeting and CME as per routine of IADVL (W.B branch).
  • Prof. Gautam Banerjee and Dr. Somenath Sarkar attended the IADVL National conference at Locknow.
  • Dr. Gautam Banerjee  was one of the panelist in the session of ‘Psoriasis’ in IADVL WB 2012 conference
  • Dr. Somenath Sarkar, was one of the co-ordinator for the Chemical peeling session in IADVL WB 2012 conference.

Publications :

  • Sarkar S, Mondal M, Das KD, Shrimal A. ‘Mucocutaneous manifestation of acquired hypothyroidism: An observational study’. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Jun-July; 2012.
  • Sarkar S, Shrimal A. ‘Biologicals in Psoriasis: An Update’. Bulletin of Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine 2012.
  • Sarkar S, Roychowdhury S. ‘Multicentric  Histiocytosis In a Child: A Case Report.’ . Bulletin of Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine 2012.
  • Sarkar S, Das K.D., Shrimal A, Roychowdhury S. Pseudotumour Cerebri in child with Acetretin. Indian Journal of Pharmalogy, Jan-Feb, 2013.
  • Tuberculoid leprosy presenting as feature of immune reconstitution disease : International Journal of infection disease Mar-Apr, 2012.
  • Ghosh S, Bandyopadhyay D, Sarkar S. Mucocutoneous changes in tuberous sclerosis : A study with 27 cases. Indian journal of Dermatology 2009; June-July.
  • Ghosh S, Bandyopadhyay D, Sarkar S, Mondal R. Prungo like lesion after bomb blast injury. Clin Exp. Dermatol 2012; May-June.
  • Ghosh S, Bandyopadhyay D, Sarkar S, Das J. Kindler syndrome : A series of three case. Indian journal Dermatol-2011; Sep-Oct.

Studies going on :

  • Bacteriological profile of trophic ulcer in leprosy.
  • Comparative study between Q-S Nd Yag LASER and 2% hydroquinone in the treatment of melasma.
  • Comparative study between Long pulse Nd Yag LASER and IPL 755 in the treatment ofhirsutism.
  • Clinico histological correlation of leprosy
  • Comparative evaluation of intralesional triamcinolone and liquid nitrogen cryo therapy in the treatment of keloid.
  • Safety and efficacy of NB UVB in the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis.
  • Clinico-epidemiological  profile of cicatricial alopecia and review of histopathological features.
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