Indian Journal of Dermatology

Year
: 2002  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 141--142

Relationship Between Duration, Protein Loss Through Scaling And Serum Protein Levels In Exfoliative Dermatitis


Garehatty R Kantharaj1, C.R Srinivas2, S.D Shenoi3, B Satish Pai4 
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Forty patients of exfoiliative dermatitis (ED), 35 of which were male and 5 female, constituted the study sample. The mean duration of ED were 10, 15 and 5 days for ED secondary to psoriasis, exzema and others, and drug reactions respectively. Fourteen (35%) patients had reduced serum protein levels of which 12 (30%) had reversal of albumin to globulin ratio. Normal serum protein levels were maintained up to 12.8 g of daily protein loss through scaling. In ED secondary to psoriasis, a mean duration of 15 days and protein loss of the 16 g per day through scaling were found to have significant (p<0.01) lowering of serum protein levels. In ED due to eczema and drug reactions, it was not significant. Total serum protein level was inversely proportional to the amount of protein loss through scaling and duration of the disease.


How to cite this article:
Kantharaj G, Srinivas C, Shenoi S, Satish Pai B. Relationship Between Duration, Protein Loss Through Scaling And Serum Protein Levels In Exfoliative Dermatitis.Indian J Dermatol 2002;47:141-142


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Kantharaj G, Srinivas C, Shenoi S, Satish Pai B. Relationship Between Duration, Protein Loss Through Scaling And Serum Protein Levels In Exfoliative Dermatitis. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2002 [cited 2023 Feb 1 ];47:141-142
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