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. S. Murugan

Research Work done till Date

Sl.NoTitleName of the JournalAuthors (First 2 authors followed by et al.)Month and year of publication
1Hyfrecator ablation to that of Cryosurgery in the Management of Benign Skin GrowthsInternational Journal of Pharmaceutical Science InventionDr. Arishta Bala
Dr. Pinky Salim
February 2017
2Dermatological 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
3Altered presentation of Secondary SyphilisInternational journal of pharmaceutical Science InventionDr. S. MuruganMarch 2018
4Emergence of Forgotten entitiesIJSTD Dr. S. Murugan2018
5HIV Transmission through TattoosHIV current Research
COMICS international
Dr. S. Murugan2017
6Hypogonadism and Gynecomastia in 3 adolescent BoysHIV current Research
OMICS international
Dr. S. Murugan2017
7Tysonitis-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.

Conferences & CMEs
  • CME on Tuberculosis conducted in our Sowparnika Auditorium with Professor and Associate Professor were faculty speakers
  • Professor of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy attended National conferences as faculty & chairperson in the following conferences every year
  • ASICON: Conference of AIDS Society of INDIA
  • HIV congress
  • SEXCON: National conference of Indian Association for the study of STD and AIDS
  • Cuticon: STATE conference of Indian Association of Dermatology and Venereology and Leprosy
  • Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Senior Resident of our Department attended the national conference of IADVL – 2018 at Cochin.
  • Post Graduates attended the CME on Leprosy at Vellore, and Cuticon 2017.
  • II year PG and Assistant Professor attend the CME on IADVL Torrent Aesthetic workshop 2018 at Trivandrum.

Head of Department participated as a faculty and chairperson in all the conferences below:

ConferenceYearFaculty NameTopics



Dr. S. Murugan

Panelist- Future of Government Art program

HIV Conference


Dr. S. Murugan

Art program chair person Epidemiology of HIV



Dr. S. Murugan

Challenges in the management of syphilis



Dr. S. Murugan

Paulin Practioners Forum

  • Dr. S. Murugan - Silver Jubilee Oration of Institute of Venerology, at Kolkata conference, 2005
  • Dr. S. Murugan - T. V. Venkatesan Oration at Madurai Medical College, July 2011