DRDO develops herbal drug Lukosin for Leucoderma
Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed herbal drug Lukosin, for treatment of leucoderma (white patches on skin). This drug is developed from medicinal plants. The scientists of Defence Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), Haldwani in Uttarakhand, a laboratory of DRDO of the Defence Ministry, have developed this drug. DIBER has transferred the technology of the drug to AIMIL Pharmaceuticals India for its commercial production and sale.
Leucoderma is generally considered an incurable disease, but Lukosin has been extremely effective against it.
During the clinical trials, it has been proved that there are no side-effects to persons consuming Lukoskin with dietary advice like avoiding acidic foods, citrus fruits, non-vegetarian and fast foods, beverages like cold drinks, detergents and soaps etc.
While success rate among women under the age of 40 years during clinical trial was 81.25 per cent within 90 to 250 days of medication, it was 60 per cent among women above 40 years of age. Maximum recovery was found among women below 40 years.
Leukoderma is a cutaneous condition. It is an acquired condition with localized loss of pigmentation of the skin that may occur after any number of inflammatory skin conditions, burns, intralesional steroid injections, postdermabrasion, etc.
It is largely a cosmetic problem, and is neither infectious nor contagious.
Categories: Science and Technology Current Affairs - 2017