Friday, October 5, 2012

A  Case  of  Carcinosin

Prof G R Mohan
MD (Hom), PGdip (Env Stu)
Devs Homoeopathic Medical College,
Ankireddy palli, 501 301 ,R R District,A P
Carcinosin is made from cancerous tissue, usually obtained from the breast. Carcinosin is best suited to people who were shy, over sympathetic, and hypersensitive during childhood, People who benefit most from the remedy may have a strong craving for fatty foods, especially butter and Chocolate, Carcinosin may be prescribed for those who have a personal or family history of cancer,diabetes ,or tuberculosis. Skin growths and blemishes - multiple moles and blemishes, acne on the back and chest, or boils . There may be itching  and a tendency to bruise or bleed easily 1

Case presentation:
A patient aged 50 years, male, came to my clinic on 8th Jan 2011, with a stubborn fungus like growth on middle figure.
Presenting complaints: Eruptions over middle figure, elevated growth over middle figure.
Presenting complaints: by occupation he was in business , he was feeling guilty to sit in the counter, fingers were very sensitive to touch, pain on folding
Past history: no significant Past history,
Past treatment history: Took Conventional  treatment and Homoeopathic for same complaint.
Family history: nothing particular.
Personal history:
Appetite: Normal
 Thirst:  modarate
 Desires: Nothing Particular
 Aversions: - Nothing Particular
 B/M: Normal Urine: normal
 Sleep: disturbed due skin problem
 Life space investigation: good childhood, belongs to upper middle class family, educated up to graduation, married, blessed with children, they are also married. By occupation he is a business man,
General physical examination:
Systemic examination:

Obese 73-3 KGs weight, non DM, non HTN

Skin examination: except lesion over middle figure with elevated growth, no other lesion any part of the body.
Provisional diagnosis: fungal growth (as it was diagnosed by a local Dermatologist.)

Investigations:  Biopsy done after 3 months of homoeopathic treatment, it is as follows diagnosis options were Tuberculosis Verrucosa cutis, Lupus Vulganus, and Scrofuloderma.

Clinical classification: One sided disease.
Treatment and follow-up:
on 8th Jan 2011Bacillinum 1M One dose, Rubrum for 15 days was given, without any benefit, As he was a business man   he was feeling guilty to sit in the counter , fingers were very sensitive  to touch.  both the symptoms were present  in both  Lachesis  and Cyclamen europaeum, on 25/01/11 Lachesis  was preferred  over former and  0/1  for 11 days  were given and followed by  15 days  Rubrum ,  there was no relief and Lachesis  0/3  were given (18/2/11) for 11 days followed by  15 days  Rubrum  was given without any benefit. Since 3 months there was no improvement, I asked patient to get biopsy of the lesion, for which he agreed and the report is as (show in the visual) Tuberculosis Verrucosa cutis, Lupus Vulganus, and Scrofuloderma. The nosological diagnosis on the bases of  clinical presentation was not clear and even in the biopsy report diagnosis options were towards Tubercular infection.
As a last resort on 24/03/11.  Carcinosin 1M was given, and Rubrum for 15 days were given to my surprise lesion was better  by fifty percent, Rubrum for 15 days was given, he came after a month with a smooth figure as shown in visual .This was  turning point  . I prescribed Carcinosin 1M on the bases of chronicity of the case, not with the history of malignancy in family or Tuberculosis 
In this case the nosological diagnosis was obscure , histopathological report leading to tubercular infection, but there were no history nor any signs and symptoms. Only on the patients presentation of symptoms , it  was cured. I prescribed Carcinosin 1M on the bases as it was a chronic skin disease (did not get cured with conventional way of treatment for more than a year, even Homoeopathic remedies didnot help.),  not with the history of malignancy in family or Tuberculosis.
Authors' information:,
Acknowledgements   : I thank the patient for the cooperation.
 2) Marks. R, Roxburgh’s Common Skin Diseases, 16th Edition, Chapman & Hall Medical, London