An account of literary review of Dadru Kushtha Nidan vis a vis diagnosis of T. corporis.

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Prajakta Kulkarni
Prof. Dr. Rajan Kulkarni
Devdatta Deshmukh



 In Ayurveda all  skin diseases are termed generaly as ‘Kushtha’.  Charakacharya described Dadru under Kshudra Kushtha while Sushrutacharya and Vagbhatacharya mentioned it as Mahakushtha. Dadru is  having Kandu (itching), Udagata Mandalakar pitika (raised patches with papules), Raga (redness) and is Pitta Kaphapradhan skin disease. It has similarity with Fungal Dermatophytosis. It is commonly  caused by superficial dermatophytes, it is contagious disease. The aim of this study is to summarize  Dadru kushtha  as per Ayurveda and modern science . This study is done on the basis of  analysis of ancient ayurveda, published research works related to it and contemporary literature. Causative factors of Dadru are not mentioned separately but the general causes of Kushtha such as Viruddha Aaharadi and MithyaViharaadi are responsible for Dadru.So relapse is more common. Therefore according to Ayurveda treating root cause is essential which include avoidance of nidan, break down the samprapti.


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Kulkarni, P., Kulkarni, R., & Deshmukh, D. . (2022). An account of literary review of Dadru Kushtha Nidan vis a vis diagnosis of T. corporis. Ayurline: International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine, 6(03). Retrieved from
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Prof. Dr. Rajan Kulkarni, A.S.S. Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nashik

Professor and Head, Dept. of Kayachikitsa , A.S.S. Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nashik

Devdatta Deshmukh, A.S.S. Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nashik

Assistant Professor , Dept. of Dravyaguna Vidnyana , A.S.S. Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nashik