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AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF EKAKUSHTHA (PSORIASIS): A CASE STUDY

Dr. Ashishkumar L. Bansod*, Prashant Singh Baghel and Dr. Pranjali B. Kharat

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Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory genetically determined multisystem disease affecting 0.44% to 2.8% of the Indian population. Psoriasis has been found to be associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular system. The disease occurs equally in both sex. Indian male however is affected twice as female and prevalence from 0.44% to 2.5% psoriasis is the hyperproliferative keratinocytic disease. Psoriasis is the inflammatory skin disease which most commonly affects extensor surface of elbow knee scalp, nails and the sacral region. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease in which scaling and itching in the papulo-sqamuse lesion of skin disturb the Dincharya (daily routine). The Ayurvedic diagnosis is considered as Ekakushtha which is Vata Kapha predominant Kshudrakushtha. The unique type of treatment in psoriasis is Panchkarma i.e. Shodhana. Here an effort was made to treat 38-year patients diagnosed case of plaque psoriasis. Having symptoms like scaly plaques, redness, and itching. In this study the assessment was done with PASI score. As the principle of the treatment of all type of Kushtha is Sanshodhana along with Sanshaman drug. For the assessment parameter of improvement PASI (psoriasis severity index) score was taken.

Keywords: Psoriasis, Ekakushtha, Sanshodhana, Sanshaman, PASI score.


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