This department is well established with Undergraduate and Post graduate teaching facilities. Every year one post graduate degree student (MD) and two Post graduate diploma students (DVD) are admitted. Clinical case demonstrations are done at out patients department and also in the wards. The students are taught regarding examinations, investigation and management of patients. In the department skin Diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, leprosy and Skin Lesions of systemic diseases are examined, investigated and treated. In addition to routine investigations, special investigations like KOH test , Gram Smear, Skin Slit Smear for AFB and Skin Biopsy are done. In addition to routine treatment of skin case, special treatment like Electro cautery, curettage, chemical cautery and cosmetic surgery are also done. Counseling for HIV positive cases and all STD cases, their relatives and friends are also undertaken. Extended Health Education activities in various Schools and Colleges organized groups and NSS and NCC students and Health check up camps are also conducted regularly. AIDS and Leprosy training is given to medical officers and general practitioners and also paramedical Staff.
HISTORY OF DEPARTMENT:
The department of Skin & STD was established in 1957, following have headed the department since 1957.
Dr.K.N.Krishnamurthy, Dr. K. M.Ramarao, Dr.D.P.Jayaram, Dr.H.D.Govindaiah , Dr.A.S.Ramchandra, Dr. B. D. Makkannavar, Dr.R.Shivkumar, Dr N .C.Hiremath
Dr K. Hanumanthayya
Dr. Raghavendra Tophakhane is present H.O.D.
Post graduate Diploma Courses (DVD) Started in 1964 -65.
Post Gradutae Degree Course (MD) Started in 1991.
Indian Association of Dermatologist, Venerologist and Leprologist (IADVL) – State branch conference was held in 1991.
Post graduate courses has been recognised by MCI from 1991.
IADVL – state branch Conference held in May 1991
DERMA HUB KT branch conference held in May 2002.
State level CME on Acne and its management was held in March 2010.
Workshop on Fillers and Botox in September 2010 by Dr. Mitaxari.
Dermatology was initially a branch of medicine. Now with recent advances researches equipments coming up for dermatology it has new branches like Cosmetology, Dermatology, Paediatric Dermatology. HIV/AIDS have become a matter of national and international concern.
We are working towards eradication of Leprosy.
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