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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97-102

Diagnostic approach of Dushivisha in pathogenesis of Alopecia universalis - A review

1 Asst. Professor, Dept. of Agadatantra, MGACHRC, Salod (H.), Wardha, India
2 PG scholar, Deptt of Dravyaguna, C.S.M.S.S Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
3 Prof. Dept of Agadatantra, MGACHRC, Wardha, India
4 Asst. Prof. Dept of Dravyaguna, MGACHRC, Wardha, India

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Amol Kadu
Asst. Professor, Dept. of Agadatantra, MGACHRC, Salod (H.), Wardha
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Alopecia universalis (AU) is very severe form of Alopecia areata (AA) which occurs rarely. The exact pathology of AU is still unknown. Various researches stated that, it is an autoimmune disease in which whole body hairs have been lost. As with all autoimmune conditions, toxic elements (xenobiotics) are most often responsible for the conditions to occur. These toxic elements can be toxic heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, chemicals of other natures, or the foods we eat to which we are allergic suggesting their important role for the occurrence of such type of pathological conditions including various forms of AA. Though its exact pathology is not explained by modern science, but its answer can be made possible through the concept of Dushivisha. In context of Dushivisha, one bizarre symptom has been stated which can be very much similar to AU which proposes its role in pathology of AU. This paper is an attempt to provide a profound review of the concept of Dushivisha, and its role in pathogenesis of AU.

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