MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

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Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy is a field that studies the disorders of the skin, its appendages, and STDs.

The Doctor of Medicine -  Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy is a field that studies the disorders of the skin, its appendages, and STDs (or sexually transmitted diseases). The course aims to train interested students to be able to, in a professional capacity, diagnose, manage and treat disorders and diseases, like leprosy, cosmetic or dermatological diseases, common skin diseases, or sexually transmitted diseases. Research prospects include the study and development of treatment and medications to manage leprosy. Lucio leprosy is a new form of the disease that has been researched, and the therapeutic efficacy along with the safety of oral tranexamic acid and that of tranexamic acid local infiltration with microinjections in patients with melasma is also another prospective study which is encompassed in this field. 

A graduate is expected to successfully be able to attend to medical emergencies that are related to the skin, and also attend to venereal diseases and leprosy. The student is also expected to be able to adopt preventive measures at a community level or even at an individual capacity against such diseases which can often be communicable as well. They will be qualified to assist medical or paramedical faculties with the necessary knowledge and laboratory skills to improve awareness and efficient treatment in the occurrence of a breakout. In its essence dermatology is that field of medicine that studies everything related to the skin. This specialty takes medical surgical approaches. A person who studies dermatology is expected to be able to manage diseases related to skin, hair, nails, and other cosmetic issues. It is usually studied in combination with dermatology. Venereal diseases can be bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitical. Diseases such as HIV infection, syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, etc are some examples. Leprosy is a serious, bacterial disease that occurs from the long-term infection of the Mycobacterium leprae. Its infection can lead to damage of the nervous and respiratory system and can even damage the skin and eyes. The course would initially cover the basic aspects of skin disorders by studying topics such as epidemiology, epidermal skin tumors, tumors of the skin appendages, functions of the skin, gland vessels, and inflammation. The course then moves ahead to cover important topics such as the prenatal diagnosis of skin disorders, developmental defects such as urticaria, Naevi, etc, pruritus, cutaneous vasculitis, diseases of the veins and arteries including leg ulcers, histiocytosis, mastocytosis.

The Doctor of Medicine - Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, is a postgraduate, medicinal specialization that deals with the diseases of the skin, its appendages, and STDs. Those applying for the course expected to have acquired a certification in medicine (MBBS) by a recognized central or state medical board. The field offers plenty of career opportunities, where, graduates can apply to work as a Dermatologist, a Venereologist in major government or private, hospitals and health care centers. They can also work as a consulting physician in healthcare facilities that involve in the treatment of leprosy and other sexually transmitted diseases. There is an immense need for those qualified in this field to provide treatment especially in those areas of the world with lesser access to medical facilities, hence they can take up as working physicians there. They can also team up with NGOs and work for the building of awareness and treatment of such diseases. There are also options to conduct extensive study and researches in this field to build effective treatment options and methodologies.