Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

: 2013  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 341-

From Editor's desk

Vatsala Misra 
 Editor-in Chief, IJPM, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, MLN Medical College Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Vatsala Misra
Editor-in Chief, IJPM, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, MLN Medical College Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

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It is my pleasure to present before you the fourth and last issue of IJPM 2013. I am greatly thankful to all my associate editors, editorial board members, international advisers, and reviewers for their constant support and efforts in the rapid processing of articles.

This issue contains several interesting articles dealing with various aspects of pathogenesis and pathology of diseases.

Celiac disease (CD) is an immune-mediated disorder associated with accumulation of dendritic cells in duodenal mucosa. Autophagy has recently been implicated in autoantigen formation. However, its role in CD is still unknown. Raja guru et al., in their article on CD, have examined the expression and role of autophagic protein LC3 by activated dendritic cells in CD. Similarly, Jafarian et al. have studied the role of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in the pathogenesis of lung cancer.

Perforating disorders of the skin are an often overlooked entity characterized by transepidermal elimination of material from the upper dermis, and are classified histopathologically according to the type of epidermal disruption and the nature of the eliminated material. Agarwal et al. have discussed the clinical and histopathologic features of four types of such diseases in detail with the help of case series. On the same note, Menon et al. have described the clinico-pathological spectrum of primary ovarian malignant mixed mullerian tumors (OMMMT) along with prognostic factors.

I hope these articles, along with other interesting articles and case reports will be of interest to both senior and junior pathologists and microbiologists.

I once again request the authors to submit more of original research work than case reports and/or letters to improve the status of the journal.

My best wishes for a happy and prosperous new year 2014!