Affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University

Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy


The Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy gets patients from the whole of Kanyakumari district and neighbouring districts. There are well equipped Outpatient and Inpatient facilities.  All types of skin problems, hair and nail problems, sexually transmitted infections, genital discharges, and problems related to HIV, are treated as per international standards.

Cases of Leprosy are identified and referred to National Programme, while Lepro Reaction treatment is provided here. All investigations for the detection and diagnosis of most ailments are available in the department.

Focus of the Department

6 Special clinics are conducted in every week between 2- 4 Pm, where high quality treatment is administered based on international standards.

Monday – Psoriasis Clinic

Tuesday – Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic

Wednesday – Hansen’s Disease Clinic

Thursday – Pigmentary Disease Clinic

Friday – Auto immune Disease clinic

Saturday – Vasiculo Bullous Disease clinic

Head of Department

Dr. A.J.S. Pravin

Research Work done till Date

Sl.NoTitleName of the JournalAuthors (First 2 authors followed by et al.)Month and year of publication
1Clinical evaluation of Mark induced dermatitis in health care workers during Covid 19 pandemic: A cross sectional study.International Journal of Research in dermatology Vol-7, Issue 3Dr. A.J. S. Pravin,
Dr. M.K. Padma Prasad,
Dr. Nivin Simon
March-April 2021
2Saphenous vein graft harvesting site dermatoses among CABG patientsInternational Journal of Research in Dermatology. Dr. M.K. Padma Prasad
Dr. A.J. S. Pravin,
Dr. Nivin Simon. J,
Dr. S. Rajagopal
January 2022
3Study on Cutaneous manifestations among patients with internal malignancy in a tertiary care centre in Kanyakumari district.International Journal of Research in Dermatology. Dr. A.J. S. PravinSeptember 2021
4Study on prevalence of Frank’s sign in cardiac patients in a tertiary care centre, Kanyakumari district. International Journal of Research in dermatology, Vol-7, Issue 2Dr. Nivin Simon,
Dr. A.J.S. Pravin,
Dr. M.K. Padma Prasad,
Dr. S. Rajagopal
March-April 2021
5An unprecedent Prevalence of Palmoplantar warts among Nursing StudentsInternational Journal of Research in dermatology, Volume 7, Issue 1; Page 44-47Dr. A.J. S. Pravin
6A Study on Clinico-Aetiological profile of Acanthosis nigricans in a rural Medical college. Journal of Medical science and Clinical research Vol-08Dr. A.J. S. PravinFeb 2020
7Efficacy and safety of Rituximab in the treatment of Pemphigus patients in a tertiary care centre in Kanyakumari district.SMIMS/IHEC No.1/Protocol No:45/2019Mulamoottil George Varghese2019
8Hyfrecator ablation to that of Cryosurgery in the Management of Benign Skin GrowthsInternational Journal of Pharmaceutical Science InventionDr. Arishta Bala
Dr. Pinky Salim
February 2017
9Dermatological manifestations among chronic kidney disease patients undergoing hemodialysis in a tertiary care centreInternational Journal of Research in Medical SciencesDr. Mookambika R.V.
Dr. S. Murugan
May 2017
10Altered presentation of Secondary SyphilisInternational journal of pharmaceutical Science InventionDr. S. MuruganMarch 2018
11Emergence of Forgotten entitiesIJSTD Dr. S. Murugan2018
12HIV Transmission through TattoosHIV current Research
COMICS international
Dr. S. Murugan2017
13Hypogonadism and Gynecomastia in 3 adolescent BoysHIV current Research
OMICS international
Dr. S. Murugan2017
14Tysonitis-due to a possible non venereal infectionInternational Journal of
Reproductive system and Sexual disorder International Journal
Dr. S. Murugan2018

Facilities Available

The Central Laboratory conducts are basic and advanced systemic investigations for the patients.  There is a specialized Laboratory in Outpatients’ as well as Inpatient areas where wet smear, KOH preparations, Gram’s stain, Leishman stain and acid fast stain can be done.  Biopsy is done as an Outpatient procedure.  Other high end technology used for removal of tattoos, warts, unwanted moles, and hair are:

  1. Phototherapy Unit
    • Carbondioxide Laser
    • Nd yag Laser
    • Intensepulse dye laser
  1. Microdermabrader
  2. PRP Procedures
  3. Chemical peelings
  4. Electric Hyfrecators
  5. Cryosurgery
  6. Ionto Phoresis
  7. Derma roller
  8. Mesopen
  9. Intra lesional steroid injection
  10. Biopsy
  11. Punch grafting

Teaching Programmes

There are separate teaching schedules for undergraduate and post graduate students both clinical & theory based on MCI guidelines.  Practical training on general skin and hair ailments, Hansen’s diseases as well as aesthetic dermatology is given.  Postgraduates are trained to handle biopsy, and aesthetic procedures individually.  Seminars, group discussions, symposia and Journal clubs are conducted weekly.   Assessment of CRRIs and monthly tests for post graduates conducted periodically.