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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 2487-2491

Role of Kalpa Chikitsa in the management of Lynch syndrome- A case report


1 MD Scholar, All India institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India
2 Assistant Professor,Department of Kayachikitsa, All India institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pooja Sharma
Department of Kayachikitsa, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_161_20

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Lynch syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer) is an autosomal dominant condition and it is caused by germline mutations in the DNA mismatch repair genes. The present case report was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Madhuyasti (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Ksheerpaka kalpa in Lynch syndrome. A 28-year-old male was diagnosed with Lynch syndrome in 2016. The patient was operated three times followed by chemotherapy. In 2019, he was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma and advised for surgery. But despite getting surgery patient prefer to take Ayurvedic consultation considering his miserable condition after previous surgeries. It is decided to give the kalpa method of therapy prescribed in Ayurveda for rejuvenation and overall improvement of health. After the 15 days of treatment with Madhuyasti (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Ksheerpaka Kalpa chikitsa, the patient showed significant improvement in quality of life (P < 0.001 for SPF) and CT abdomen showed a reduction in circumferential thickening from 2.8 to 1.5 cm (~50% improvement) with no worsening complications. Although the pathogenesis cannot be revert back to the normalcy as the patient already had resection of the total colon, it can be concluded that with the help of Ayurveda, the appearance of complications can be delayed and the quality of life can be improved in such patients. It is further suggested that better result may obtained if the Ayurvedic therapy starts at earlier stage.


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