Ayurvedic management of Eka Kushta w.s.r to Psoriasis: A Case study
Keywords:Eka kushta, Psoriasis, PASI Score, Shodana chikitsa, Shamana chikitsa
Eka Kushta is a type of Kshudra Kushta occurring mainly due to imbalance of Vata and Kapha Doshas, resembling Psoriasis in its clinical manifestations. Psoriasis is one of the most common dermatologic diseases, affecting up to 2% of world population. Childhood psoriasis is relatively common with prevalence of 1-3% of general population. Psoriasis is an immune mediated disease clinically characterized by erythematous, sharply demarcated papules and rounded plaques covered by silvery scales. The most commonly involved areas are the elbows, gluteal cleft, knees and scalp. In Ayurveda various treatment modalities have been described in the management of Eka kushta which includes Shodana and Shamana. Hence, in the present case report a 8 year male child who came to Kaumarabhritya Out Patient Department presenting with symptoms of Eka kushta on elbows, knees, hands and feet, was treated with Shodana chikitsai.e, Virechana followed by Vasti and Shamana chikitsa i.e internal medication. The symptoms were assessed with the help PASI score at pre and post therapy, and the results were noted. After treatment satisfactory results were observed.
Key words :Eka kushta, Psoriasis, PASI Score, Shodana chikitsa, Shamana chikitsa
Department of Kaumarabhritya,
S.V. Ayurvedic College, Tirupati,
Andhra Pradesh. India.
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