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Article: PATALA PANEEYA KSHARA IN URINARY TRACT INFECTION: A CASE REPORT
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: M.S. Anju *, M.M. Abdul Shukkoor, S. Aneesh
Abstract: Urinary tract infections (UTI) affect men and women of all ages. The disease varies dramatically in their presentation and sequel. They are common cause of morbidity among people and can lead to significant mortality. E. coli is the most common organism causing UTI. The symptoms from a urinary tract infection include dysuria, frequent urination, burning sensation, urgency, hematuria and fever. Mutrakrichra which is having similar symptoms to UTI is widely described in Ayurveda classics. It is a tridoshaja vyadhi. Kshara is one among the important formulation that can be effectively used for the treatment of Mutrakrichra. Patala Paneeya kshara is indicated in treatment of Kaphaja Mutrakrichra by Acharya Vagbhata. A 43-year-old male got admitted with IP No.1069 in the hospital with symptoms of dysuria, suprapubic pain, urgency and increased frequency of micturition. After urinalysis condition was diagnosed as UTI. Prakruti of the patient was assessed as Vatakaphaja and found out to be suitable for internal administration of kshara. Patient was administered 500 mg capsules of Patala paneeya kshara twice daily for a period of 10 days and analyzed the condition. Along with reduction in number of pus cells great symptomatic relief was obtained. With the indigenous properties of kshara it can be effectively used in treatment of UTI.
Keyword: Urinary Tract Infection, Patala Paneeya Kshara