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Dr. Nandakumar G

Professor & HOD

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Dr. Mamtha George

Professor

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Dr. Shwetha V Rajiv

Associate Professor

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Dr. Parvathy Santhosh

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Navya V S

Assistant Professor

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About the Department

The Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy at the Malabar Medical College Hospital and Research Centre was started in the year 2008. The department comprises a team of well trained and experienced dermatologists who are devoted towards patient care and effective management of diseases involving skin, hair and nails. The faculty also provides comprehensive teaching facilities to the undergraduate and postgraduate students under the norms of Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS). Department holds regular theory and clinical classes for the undergraduates as per the posting list provided. Post graduate teaching programs include weekly seminars, journal clubs, case presentations, clinicopathology case discussions and short topic symposium which are aimed at making the students highly competent in the field of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy. Apart from this, having equipped with most advanced technology and constant upgradation we also provide hands on training in Cosmetic Dermatology and Dermatosurgery to the future dermatologists of tomorrow. Together as a team the department strives to contribute to this ever growing field through constant research activities and by conducting various CME and training programmes. 

Key Features 
  • Excellent infrastructure with state-of-the art facilities 
  • Comprehensive coverage of various sub specialties including Cosmetic dermatology, Pediatric dermatology, Dermatosurgery. 
  • Specialty clinics on regular basis for acne, psoriasis, vesiculobullous disorders, pigmentary disorders, Hansens diseases and sexually transmitted diseases (STD). 
  • 30 bedded in-patient services for those requiring admissions and undergoing Dermatosurgery procedures. 
  • Community services by conducting regular camps in the surrounding villages. 
  • Offers scientifically proven aesthetic treatments at affordable rates.

Clinical Focus

Diagnostic Procedures

  •  KOH examination for fungus
  • Gram stain
  • Slit skin smear
  • Woods lamp examination
  • Dermoscopy
  • Trichoscopy
  • Patch testing
  • ASST(Autologous serum skin test)
  • Skin biopsy

Therapeutic Procedures 

  • Radio frequency ablation 
  • Electrocautery for warts, molluscum contagiosum, nevus
  • Intralesional injection for keloid, alopecia areata 
  • Iontophoresis for excessive sweating of palms and soles
  • Vitiligo surgeries
  • Nail surgeries

Cosmetic Procedures

  • Chemical peeling for acne, pigmentation, skin rejuvenation
  • Laser hair reduction for excessive hair growth in males and females 
  • PRP (Platelet rich plasma) for hair loss
  • Microdermabrasion for fine wrinkles , acne scars, skin rejuvenation 
  • Microneedling for acne scars
  • Acne scar revision 


Infrastructure

The spacious, well ventilated and state-of-the art facilities of the department includes : 

  1. Five clinical examination rooms.
  2. Side laboratory.
  3. Patient waiting area.
  4. In patient ward (male and female) - 15 bed each with a separate isolation room and a procedure room.
  5. Cosmetic dermatology clinic having a reception desk, waiting lounge, consultation room and separate rooms for laser and other aesthetic procedures like chemical peeling, dermabrasion, micro needling , PRP and so on.
  6. Major and minor OT rooms for procedures like skin biopsy, electro cautery, radiofequency ablation, Vitiligo surgeries, excision of tumors, nail surgeries.
  7. Phototherapy unit (PUVA & NBUVB - Whole body chamber, Hand & foot).
  8. Demonstration room for UG and PG teaching.
  9. Department library.
  10. Faculty rooms.

Procedures including Micro‐Dermabrasion, chemical peeling for mild and moderate acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, sun‐ damaged skin, Phototherapy for psoriasis and vitiligo and Radio Frequency surgical procedures like removal of skin tags, warts, freckles, birthmarks, moles (naevi), blackheads, corns and calluses are routinely performed by experts at the department. Skin biopsies are conducted in cases of skin tumours.


In-Patient Services

The department has 30 beds (15 beds each for males and females) reserved for dermatology inpatient management. Patients who require admission and those who need observation post dermatosurgery procedures are admitted and provided necessary care at affordable rates.

Out Patient Services


For booking, please contact:    0496 2701800

Publications

1. Dr. Nandakumar G 
  1. Epilating folliculitis in fishermen - Laxmi V Nair, Nandakumar G Indian journal of dermatology, venereology andleprology Vol 56, 1990,402-403 
  2. Epilating folliculitis-A possible predisposing factor - G Nanda kumar and Laxmi V Nair letters to editor Indian Journal of Dermatology,Venereology and Leprology vol 57,1991,203 
  3. Granulomatous cheilitis evolving into Melkerson-Rosenthal syndrome with bilateral facial palsy- K Muhammed,G Nandakumar,S umi Thomas - Letters to editor Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, 2004,vol 70, issue 5 
  4. Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis need for early diagnosis Case report - K Muhammed, G Nandakumar, S Saritha IJDVL, 2006, VOL 72, ISSUE 5 
  5. Lymphangitic chromoblastomycosis Case report - K Muhammed, G Nandakumar, KK Asokan, P Vimi IJDVL, 2006, Vol 72, issu 6. 
  6. Moore Federman syndrome, A rare case of pseudoscleroderma - Case report. - K Muhammed,G Nandakumar IJDVL, 2007, Vol 73 issue 4. 
  7. Suspected cardiac toxicity to intravenous immunoglobulin used for treatment of scleromyxoedema Case report - MP Binitha, G Nandakumar, D aisy thomas IJDVL, 2008 Vol 74, issue 3. 
  8. A Study of oxidative stress in paucibacillary and multibacillary leprosy Net Study - P Jyothi, Najeeba riyaz, G Nandakumar, MP Binitha IJDVL, 2008, Vol 74, issue1. 
  9. Primary cutaneous multifocal CD 30+Anaplastic large cell lymphoma Case report - LK Asha, Daisy Thomas, MP Binitha G Nandakumar IJDVL, 2006, Vol 72 issue 5. 
2. Dr. Mamatha George 
Journals 
  1. George Mamatha , Prabhu S, Balachandran C. Chronic idiopathic urticaria: Comparison of clinical features with positive Autologous Serum Sensitivity Test. - Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2008; 74:105-8. 
  2. Rao R, Prabhu S, George Mamatha , Shenoi SD. Inflammatory pruritic nodules and plaques on the face. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2007;73: 142. 
  3. George Mamatha , Pakran J, Rajan U, Thomas S. Toe-tip purpura: - Clinicopathologic challenge. International Journal of Dermatology. 2011; 50, 923–924. 
  4. George Mamatha , Rajan U, George S, Pakran J, Thomas S. Sub-polar lepromatous leprosy localized to the face. Dermatology Online Journal 16(9):8. 
  5. George M, Rajan U, George S, Pakran J, Thomas S. Localized Psoriasis Herpeticum: Case report and review of literature . Indian Dermatology Online Journal. 2011;2:16-18. 
  6. Mamatha George. Retapamulin: A Novel Antibiotic for Topical use. Kerala Medical Journal. 2011; 4:173-174. 
  7. Pakran J, George Mamatha , Riyaz N, Arakkal R, et al. Purpuric macules with vesiculobullous lesions: a novel manifestation of Chikungunya. International Journal Dermatology. 2011;50:61-9 
  8. Pakran J, George Mamatha , Rajan U, Lekha T, Muhammed K. Lupus erythematosus tumidus. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2011 ;77:253 
  9. Snigdha O., Mamatha George, Binitha M. P., Sunitha Balakrishnan - Clinical profile, etiology and histopathology of patients with erythroderma in South India. Int J Res Dermatol. 2017 Sep;3(3):384-388. 
  10. Sumi Thomas, Uma Rajan, Sandhya George, and Mamatha George, ‘Postpartum Pemphigoid Gestationis’ Indian J Dermatol. 2012 Mar-Apr; 57(2): 146–148. 
  11. Khader Anza, George Mamatha, George Sandhya, Rajan Uma, Kunnummal Muhammed Syphilis of Fungal world: Novel Skin Manifestations of Histoplasmosis in an Immunocompetent host. Indian J Dermatol. 2012 Nov-Dec; 57(6): 504. 
  12. Remya Prasannan, Mamatha George, Binitha M. P, Lekha T. Clinical and histopathological study of lepra reactions from a tertiary care center in South India. Int J Res Dermatol. 2017 Dec;3(4):512-516. 
  13. George Mamatha, Santhosh Parvathy , Shamsuddin F. Tinea incognito presenting as erythroderma. J Skin Sex Transm Dis 2020;2(1):43-5. 14. Santhosh Parvathy, George Mamatha. Letter to the editor: de novo Koebner phenomenon. Int J Dermatol. 2020; 59(7):e248. Doi:10.1111/ ijd.14851 
Text book chapter 
  1. Mamatha George, Fibin Thanveer. Balanoposthitis , PG textbook of Dermatology. 
3. Dr. Shwetha V Rajiv 
  1. Rajiv S, Criton S. “An uncanny presentation of Hiley Hiley disease”. Kerala Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy2014, Vol 9, No.1 
  2. Rajiv S, Criton S.”Toll like receptors” Kerala Journal of Dermatology, Veneorology and Leprosy 2014, Vol 9, No.1 
4. Dr. Parvathy Santhosh 
  1. Nikhila PK, Santhosh P, Jensy KN, Sahadevan NV. Pachydermodactyly: A case report. J Skin Sex Transm Dis 2019;1(2):107-9. 
  2. George M, Santhosh P, Shamsuddin F. Tinea incognito presenting as erythroderma. J Skin Sex Transm Dis 2020;2(1):43-5 
  3. Santhosh P, George M. Letter to the editor: de novo Koebner phenomenon. Int J Dermatol. 2020; 59(7):e248. Doi: 10.1111/ ijd.14851 
  4. Sasidharanpillai S, Chathoth AT, Khader A, Reena Mariyath OK, Riyaz N, Binitha MP, Muhammed K, George B, Santhosh P, Roslind S, Paul N, Thomas MH. Predictors of disease severity in drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2018 Jul 23. 
 5. Dr. Navya V S 
  1. Nikhila PK, Santhosh P, Jensy KN, Sahadevan NV. Pachydermodactyly: A case report. J Skin Sex Transm Dis 2019; 1[2]:107-9

Other Activities

Academic Activities 
Department holds regular theory and clinical classes for the undergraduates as per KUHS guidelines. House surgeons also participate in departmental activities including academics and patient care. Post graduate teaching programs include weekly seminars, journal clubs, case presentations, clinicopathology case discussions and short topic symposium which are aimed at making the students highly competent in the field of Dermatology, venereology and leprosy. 

Teaching Schedule for Postgraduates 

Monday

Journal club / Thesis review 

Tuesday

Clinical case presentation

Wednesday

Seminar

Thursday

Short topic presentation / Histopathology 

Friday

Clinical case presentation


Ongoing Research Projects 
1. Clinicoepidemiological study of Paedrus dermatitis in a tertiary care institution in North Kerala by Dr. Parvathy Santhosh. 
2. To study the clinicoepidemiological profile and Dermoscopic features of Pityriasis Rosea in a tertiary care hospital in North Kerala by Dr. Shwetha V Rajiv.