ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ASSESSMENT OF DHATU INVOLVEMENT IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF PITTOULBANA SANNIPATAJA JWARA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO TYPHOID FEVER
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Akanksha Chauhan *, Ruby Rani Agarwal, Shashi Kant Tiwari
Abstract: Jwara is the most powerful ailment and due to Vikriti (abnormality) of Rasavaha Srotas (channels carrying nutrients fluids) and Manavaha Srotas, it affects the whole body, senses and the mind. Pittoulbana Sannipataja Jwara has a similarity with Typhoid fever on the ground of symptoms and etiological factors. Hence, the present study is carried out with the objective to assess the Dhatu (major structural components of the body) involved in the patients of Pittoulbana Sannipataja Jwara. To achieve the objective, total 50 patients of Pittoulbana Sannipataja Jwara having widal titre 1:80 or more than 1:80 were registered and evaluated for the presence of symptoms of Dhatugata Jwara Lakshana described by Acharya Charaka in Chikitsa Sthana. After analyzing the data statistically, the maximum symptoms of involved Dhatus (major structural components of the body) were of Rasa (primary product of digested food), Rakta (blood tissue) followed by subsequent Dhatus. It was found that with the increasing level of titres, the rate of involvement of Rasa, Rakta, Mamsadi (muscle tissue) Dhatu increases with the advancement of the disease. Assessment of Dhatu involvement can be used as a diagnostic and prognostic tool.
Keyword: Pittoulbana Sannipataja Jwara, Typhoid fever, Dhatugata Jwara Lakshana.