Quantitative Evaluation of Cutaneous Thermal Sensation in Psoriasis, Morphoea and Vitiligo
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Ghosh S, Haldar B. Quantitative Evaluation of Cutaneous Thermal Sensation in Psoriasis, Morphoea and Vitiligo. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1989;55:30-32
AbstractA quantitative assessment of cutaneous thermal sensation was undertaken in 12 psoriasis, 7 morphoea and 12 vitiligo patients. The thermal sensory threshold (TST) was determined both at the lesion site and the lesion-Eree contralateral site (control) by an electronic device fitted with a probe and a temperature sensor. As the differences in T-ST between the contralateral regions hardly exc I eed I'C in normal individuals a difference in TSC was considered significant. It was observed that about 83% of psoriasis and 71% of morphoca cases showed a significant differencrin TST (3C), but no such difference existed among the vitiugo patients.