MANAGEMENT OF PSORIASIS: A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY OF STANDARD AYURVEDA & ALLOPATHIC PROTOCOLS
Keywords:PUVA, Methotrexate, Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a common, chronic and non- infectious skin disease characterized by well defined slightly raised, dry erythamatous macules with silvery scales Modern medicine offers treatment with PUVA, Corticosteroids & Anti mitotic Drugs but therapy gives serious side effects like Bone Marrow depletion, Liver & kidney Failure. While treating Kustha, Ayurvedic Classics especially focused on Panchakarma Treatment. So Vaman, Virechana & Laghu-Manjisthadi Ghan was selected for trial. Total 30 well diagnosed patients were selected & divided in two groups. One group receiving Ayurvedic Treatment & other Allopathic Regimen (Tb.Methotraxate7.5 mg/week) for 2 months & comparative study was done. Assessment was done on improvement in clinical symptoms as well as on Laboratory parameters.
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