Uttar Pradesh: First case of Darier's skin disease reported in Kanpur
Lucknow : A 20-year-old woman patient at a Kanpur hospital has been diagnosed as suffering from non-contagious Darier's skin disease, making her the first reported case in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Monday.
The young woman's affliction was diagnosed by the Pathology Department at the Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital in Kanpur.
Doctors at the Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College in Kanpur confirmed the findings. A total of 30 cases of Darier's disease have been reported in India so far.
Pathology Department head Mahendra Singh said Darier's was a genetic skin disease showing up in men and women in the age group of 16-30.
Darier's disease is an autosomal dominant disorder discovered by French dermatologist Ferdinand-Jean Darier. It is characterised by dark crusty patches on the skin, sometimes containing pus.