Indian Dermatology Online Journal

: 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 683--686

How to write a case report?

Anupam Das1, Inderpal Singh2 
1 Department of Dermatology, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College, Sultanpur Road, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Anupam Das
Department of Dermatology, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata - 700 032, West Bengal

Case report is regarded as one of the first line of evidence in medical science. There have been numerous circumstances, where the initial dissemination (and breakthrough) of scientific knowledge had been done, with the help of case reports. Case report is a particular variety of manuscript that showcases the unusual features and management of a patient. The words of William Osler (Father of modern medicine) “Always note and record the unusual…publish it. Place it on permanent record as a short, concise note. Such communications are always of value,” still hold relevance in today's era. In this article, we shall discuss the keys to draft a case report worthy of publication.

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Das A, Singh I. How to write a case report?.Indian Dermatol Online J 2021;12:683-686

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Das A, Singh I. How to write a case report?. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 20 ];12:683-686
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