Deepak Jakhar

Deepak Jakhar
Dermosphere Clinic

MD

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July 2014 - July 2017
University College of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Post graduation
Education
July 2014 - July 2017
University College of Medical Sciences
Field of study
  • Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology

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Publications (146)
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The current coronavirus disease (COVID‐19) has forced the shutdown of many non‐essential services in most of the high‐risk countries. Most of the consultations (except emergencies) in dermatology are deferred as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID‐19
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Dermatoscope is a convenient diagnostic tool used by dermatologists in the diagnosis of skin, hair and nail disorders. During dermoscopy, a dermatoscope comes in contact with the patient and hence can act as a potential source of nosocomial spread of infections.1 The uncertainty associated with the mode of spread of current coronavirus disease (COV...
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A novel coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome corononavirus‐2; SARS‐CoV‐2) has affected millions of people across the world. The coronavirus disease (COVID‐19) resulting from SARS‐CoV‐2 manifests in variable clinical severity, featuring both respiratory and extra‐respiratory symptoms. Dermatological manifestations of COVID‐19 are sparsely...
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Background: With the COVID-19 vaccination taking stride all across the globe, there are multiple reports of vaccine-induced adverse reactions (cutaneous and systemic). Objectives: To study the frequency and characteristics of mucocutaneous reactions to COVID-19 vaccines. Methods: An online questionnaire-based study was performed among the recipient...
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Background: Tuberculosis (TB) has been one of the most challenging infectious diseases globally. Cutaneous tuberculosis (CTB) accounts for 0.5-2% of extrapulmonary TB and is often missed owing to its varying morphology and paucibacillary nature. Methods: In this retrospective analytical study, we share our 22-year experience to describe the clin...
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Despite the availability of effective treatment regimens for cutaneous tuberculosis, delayed diagnosis, infection with multi-drug resistant Mycobacterial strains, and co-infection with HIV present challenges to disease control. A delay in diagnosis can be mitigated by adequate sensitization of dermatologists to the clinical signs and symptoms, and...
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Malassezia folliculitis is an under-recognizedentity commonly affecting the face and upper trunk. Clinical picture mimics acne vulgaris and diagnosis is challenging at times. 10% potassium hydroxide examination is usually performed to confirm the diagnosis. This study sought to describe the dermoscopic features in Malassezia folliculitis. Patients...
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The nail unit is a unique skin appendage, capable of mounting only a limited number of reaction patterns to a variety of insults. This makes it difficult to diagnose many nail conditions based on clinical features alone. Thus, diagnostic modalities have an important role to play in nail disorders. Emphasis is placed on non-invasive diagnostic metho...
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The application of a dermoscope in the study of mucosal pathologies is increasingly gaining importance. An easy, noninvasive characterization of pathological changes serves as an aid to dermatologists, sometimes even obliviating the need for histopathology. The aim of the present case series was to describe the mucoscopic features of histologically...
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Malassezia folliculitis is an under-recognizedentity commonly affecting the face and upper trunk. Clinical picture mimics acne vulgaris and diagnosis is challenging at times. 10% potassium hydroxide examination is usually performed to confirm the diagnosis. This study sought to describe the dermoscopic features in Malassezia folliculitis. Patients...
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Nail fold is one of the most accessible sites for studying changes in the microcirculation in various microangiopathies. The characterization of changes in microvasculature can provide useful clues towards the diagnosis and prognosis of a disease. The diagnostic utility of nail fold capillaroscopy has improved and expanded over the past couple of d...
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Use of a facial mask is a necessity during the current pandemic. The associated occlusion with extended daily use can lead to physiological changes in the skin with resultant irritation, itching, and infections. This can lead to exacerbation of pre-existing dermatoses or induction of irritant dermatitis or bacterial folliculitis. We observed severa...
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COVID-19 pandemic has challenged and overwhelmed most healthcare institutions and healthcare workers, across the world. Despite being unprepared for this pandemic, frontline workers have worked relentlessly to provide the much-needed care to these patients. Doctors from different branches of medicine, including dermatologists, came forward and play...
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Background The International Dermoscopy Society (IDS) recently released a set of five basic dermoscopic parameters (vessels, scales, follicular findings, “other structures,” and specific clues) encompassing a total of 31 subitems to standardize the use of dermoscopy in non-neoplastic dermatoses, yet they have been developed taking into account Cauc...
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The available literature on dermatological manifestations of COVID‐19 indicates a variation in prevalence and characteristics of muco‐cutaneous findings among different population groups.1 An early descriptive Chinese study reported a prevalence of 0.2%, however, a recent Spanish study reported a prevalence of 45.7%.2,3
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Background Lichen scrofulosorum (LS) represents immunologic reaction to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen and presents with subtle, asymptomatic, grouped follicular papules over the trunk and shows good therapeutic response to antitubercular drugs. Objective To study the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of patients diagnosed with...
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Resumen La foliculitis por Malassezia es una entidad que no está debidamente reconocida y que afecta normalmente a la cara y tronco superior. El cuadro clínico remeda el acné vulgar, siendo a veces difícil su diagnóstico. Normalmente se realiza un examen con hidróxido de potasio al 10% para confirmar el mismo. El objetivo de este estudio fue descri...
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Nail dermoscopy (onychoscopy) refers to the examination of the nail unit using a dermoscope. Onychoscopy is a noninvasive and rapid office-based technique suited for a better understanding of nail pathologies. Both contact and non-contact dermoscopes can be used for onychoscopy and both polarised and non-polarised light sources are essential. Non-p...
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Wi‐Fi (Wireless Fidelity) is a wireless networking technology which operates without using any cables or wiring. Various computing devices, such as, mobile phones, laptops, smart televisions, and desktops are inherently Wi‐Fi enabled. Compared to the use of conventional dermoscopy, the use of Wi‐Fi in dermatoscopes is relatively unexplored.
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A 60-year-old cachexic man visited the dermatology outpatient department with fluid-filled lesions on much of his body. He had an intermittent high-grade fever, diarrhea, and vomiting for the past 2 months associated with weight loss and decreased appetite. He admitted to having taken norfloxacin 400 mg twice daily for 3 days for diarrhea, 5 days p...
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Bleomycin is a useful treatment option for recalcitrant verrucae. Several different methods of bleomycin delivery have been described, including intralesional injection, intralesional injection combined with laser, microneedling, multiple puncture and adhesive tape. We reviewed the literature to evaluate the various methods of bleomycin administrat...
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Fabry's disease is a rare X-linked dermatosis, resulting from alpha-galactosidase deficiency and presents with both cutaneous (angiokeratoma, acral paresthesia, and hypohidrosis) and extracutaneous manifestations (ocular, cardiac, renal, and neurological). We report two brothers age 16 and 14 years that presented with multiple angiokeratoma in a ba...
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Recent reports across the world indicate a tremendous increase in smartphone usage during the COVID‐19 pandemic. This increased use is understandable given the unique international strategies put in place to reduce viral transmission, such as “lockdown” and “work from home”. People are keeping themselves busy by browsing the internet, using social...
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The world entered the year 2020 with reports of the emergence of a new viral illness in Wuhan city, Hubei province, China. In January 2020, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2) was identified to be the causative novel coronavirus for the cluster of patients suffering from pneumonia in China. The disease was later named as co...
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Fox-Fordyce disease (FFD) is a rare chronic skin disease of the apocrine unit. It presents chiefly in postpubertal females as grouped, monomorphic, skin-colored follicular papules associated with intense pruritus commonly in axillae but may involve pubic, perineal, areolar, and umbilical areas [An Bras Dermatol. 2018;93(1):161–2]. Diagnosis is most...
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Introduction: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is characterized by fibrosis and intimal proliferation of cutaneous and visceral small vessels. These architectural abnormalities can be visualized with nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC); the changes being quite characteristic. At the same time, morphological alterations in retinal vascular bed are expected but s...
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The lunula is the white half‐moon–shaped area located at the base of fingernails and toenails. It is the only visible part of nail matrix. Red lunula can present as a complete form (whole lunula is red), incomplete form (only proximal lunula is red) or as mottled form. Red lunula has been associated with a number of dermatologic and systemic condit...
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Bleomycin is an effective therapeutic option for warts, with a recent systematic review suggesting its use in recalcitrant warts. Additionally, the novel methods of delivery (multipuncture/microneedling) had less associated pain and comparable treatment outcomes to intralesional injection. The multipuncture technique takes skill and effort to perfo...
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Precise marking of the biopsy site is essential for histoapthological evaluation. Naked eye examination, sometimes, does not help in identifying an appropriate lesion for biospy. Dermoscopy enhance surface and subsurface features in a lesion and can thus be helpful in selecting the most appropriate lesion for biopsy. This manuscript describes the u...
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In times of COVID‐19, social distancing is an important parameter to contain the spread of novel coronavirus. More than ever, it is important to understand the utility of technology in maintaining connectivity. The wireless connectivity of the devices used in daily routine life (mobile phones, tablets and computers) has changed the way we connect a...
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Melanonychia can be a manifestation of benign or malignant pathology and often poses a diagnostic challenge on clinical examination. Even with distinguishing dermoscopic features (nail plate), it can be quite difficult to determine the nature of pigmentation as complete assessment of nail bed and matrix is still not possible. Intraoperative dermosc...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that aims at developing intelligent software, algorithm and machines that work and collaborate with human beings. The application of AI in healthcare is constantly increasing and improving. AI is predicted to have maximum impact on the disciplines of medicine where visual recognition is th...
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Background: Psoriasis is a multisystem disorder associated with various systemic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. Renal involvement in patients with psoriasis is sparsely studied and its association is still unclear. Aim: The aim of this article was to study causal attributable renal involvement in...
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Background: Pityriasis versicolor (PV) is a superficial mycosis caused by Malassezia yeast; a lipophilic fungus. Dermoscopy may be a value addition in the diagnosis of PV in some cases, where results of KOH (potassium hydroxide) examination are ambiguous. There is paucity of Indian data on dermoscopy of PV. Materials and methods: Thirty consecut...
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Hangnails are short torn down part of skin surrounding the nails. At times they are very painful. The usual treatment advised is cutting the excess skin with clippers or scissors. To provide an instant relief to the patients, we describe a simpler and effective way to use a surgical glue to paste them back in their original position.
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Background: Nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC) is a convenient method for studying capillary morphology in the proximal nailfold (PNF) and is used for the evaluation of connective tissue and other diseases affecting the microvasculature. However, capillary density and morphological patterns in healthy individuals are largely unknown and this compromise...
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Background: Tinea pseudoimbricata, characterized by concentric scaly rings simulating Tinea imbricata is caused by dermatophytes other than Trichophyton concentricum. It is reported to occur in patients with steroid abuse and in immunocompromised individuals. Aim: To study the clinico-mycological profile and dermoscopic features of T. pseudoimbr...
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Presenting the research work at an international conference can be a highlight of academic career for a researcher. Invitation to attend a conference as a faculty/presenter, rather than a delegate, is a dream every researcher dreams. Nothing seems better when such a dream becomes reality in the form of an invitation mail to attend an international...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) and its application is the next big thing in dermatological imaging, including, but not limited to, image acquisition, processing, interpretation, reporting and follow‐up planning. In addition, there are additional benefits of data integration, data storage and data mining. In fact, the possible applications are so many...
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A middle-aged male presented with itching and scaling over the palmar aspect of the left hand for 1 month. There was no history of any previous treatment. Examination of the palmar aspect of the left hand revealed erythema and diffuse white scaling [Figure 1]. Examination of rest of the skin, mucosa, nails and scalp was noncontributory. Dermoscopy...
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Morphea is a rare sclerosing disorder of the skin. Linear morphea is commonly seen in children and can affect head, neck, trunk, or limbs. It may extend to involve deeper structures such as muscles, bones, and joints. Involvement of lymphatics or the vasculature is very rare. We report a case of a 20-year-old woman presenting with linear morphea in...
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Circumferential nail is an extremely rare congenital anomaly of nail development. Only a few case reports have been published in the past. We report a 20-year-old male with circumferential nail without any other congenital malformation.