Dr Nilesh Morar

Dr Nilesh Morar

Research - Dr Nilesh Morar

Dr Morar has published about skin diseases in several peer reviewed international journals. He is often invited as a national and international speaker and chairs sessions at scientific meetings.

Phd thesis, University of Oxford

The genetics and genomics of atopic dermatitis

Masters thesis

Erythroderma: A Comparison Between Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infected and Non- Infected Patients: A Clinicopathologic Study of 138 Patients.

Peer Reviewed Publications

'Seborrhoeic dermatitis' of the head and neck without scalp involvement - remember nail varnish allergy. Pongpairoj K, Morar N, McFadden JP. Contact Dermatitis. 2016 May;74(5):306-7. doi: 10.1111/cod.12527

Paraneoplastic pemphigus in patient infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Tull T, Papineni P, Cook C, Mee J, Bower M, Morar N et al Clin Exp Dermatol. 2014 Jan;39(1):83-5.

Weidinger S, Willis-Owen SAG, Kamatani Y, Baurecht H, Morar N et al. A genome-wide association study of Atopic Dermatitis identifies new loci with pleiotropic effects on asthma and psoriasis. H Mol Genet. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Dec 1;22(23):4841-56. 

An unusual scaly rash. Scott AD, Francis N, Morar N. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2013 Aug;38(6):684-5. 

Liang L, Morar N, Dixon AL et al. A cross-platform catalogue of 14,177 expression quantitative trait loci derived from lymphoblastoid cell lines. 2012. PLoS Genetics. In press.

Rao A, Francis N, Morar N. Clozapine-induced symmetrical drug-related intertriginous and flexural exanthema: first reported cases. Br J Dermatol. 2011 Nov 28. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2011.10758.x.

Zhang M, Liang L, Morar N, Dixon AL et al. Integrating pathway analysis and genetics of gene expression for genome-wide association study of basal cell carcinoma. Hum Genet. 2011 Oct 18.

Tewari A, Riyaz S, Morar N. Systemic sclerosis in a patient with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2011 Aug;36(6):669-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2010.03992.

Gleeson CM, Morar N, Staveley I et al. Treatment of cutaneous sarcoid with topical gel psoralen and ultraviolet A. Br J Dermatol. 2011 Apr;164(4):892-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.10175.x. 

Morar N, Willis-Owen SA, Maurer T et al. HIV-associated psoriasis: pathogenesis, clinical features, and management. Lancet Infect Dis. 2010 Jul;10(7):470-8.

A Chandrakumar, N Francis and N Morar. Efficacy of Pimecrolimus in Fox-Fordyce Disease. The Open Dermatology Journal, 2010, 4, 59-61

L.J. Thomas*, O.E. Dadzie, N. Francis and N. Morar. Follicular Psoriasis - A Forgotten Entity? The Open Dermatology Journal, 2010, 4, 95-96

Marsden JR, Newton-Bishop JA, Burrows L et al. and British Association of Dermatologists Clinical Standards Unit. Revised U.K. guidelines for the management of cutaneous melanoma 2010. Br J Dermatol. 2010 Aug;163(2):238-56. Epub 2010 Jul 1.

Ormerod AD, Campalani E, Goodfield MJ; BAD Clinical Standards Unit. British Association of Dermatologists guidelines on the efficacy and use of acitretin in dermatology. Br J Dermatol. 2010 May;162(5):952-63.

Morar N, Cookson WOCM, Harper J et al. Filaggrin mutations in children with severe atopic dermatitis. J Invest Dermatol. 2007, July; 127 (7),1667-1672.

Morar N, Francis ND. Radiotherapy induced lichen planus: shared molecular mechanisms? Clin Exp Dermatol. 2009. In press

Willis-Owen SAG, Morar N et al. Atopic dermatitis: insights from linkage overlap and disease co-morbidity. Expert Rev Mol Med. 2007, Apr 3; 9(9):1-13.

Mee BJ, Johnson CM, Morar N et al. The psoriatic transcriptome closely resembles that induced by interleukin-1 in cultured keratinocytes. Am J Pathol. 2007, July 171 (1):1-1.

Morar N, Willis- Owen SAG, Moffatt MF et al. The genetics of atopic dermatitis.  J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006 Jul; 118 (1):24-34. 

Morar N. Complex Skin Diseases II: Atopic Dermatitis. Oxford University Press, New York 2007. 495

Sidwell RU, Francis ND, Basarab T, Morar N. Vesicular erythema multiforme-like reaction to para-phenylenediamine in a henna tattoo. Paediatr Dermatol. 2008;Mar-Apr;25(2):201-4.

Morar N, Bowcock AM, Harper JI et al. Investigation of the Chromosome 17q25 PSORS2 locus in atopic dermatitis. J Invest Dermatol. 2006; 126(3):603-606.

Morar N, Dlova NC, Mosam A et al. Cutaneous manifestations of HIV in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Int J Dermatol. 2006 Aug; 45(8):1006-1007.

Heaton NR, Edmonds EV, Francis ND, Bunker CB, Bowling JC, Morar N.    Fatal toxic epidermal necrolysis to lanzoprazole. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2004 Nov, 29(6):612-3.

Mosam A, Morar N. Recalcitrant cutaneous sarcoidosis: a proposal for rotational treatment. J Dermatol Tr. 2004, 15(6):353-359.

Morar N, Dlova NC, Gupta AK et al. Tinea capitis in Kwa- Zulu Natal, South Africa. Pediatr Dermatol  2004 21(4):444-447.

Gordhan A, Ramdial PK, Morar N, Moodley SG, Aboobaker J. Disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis:  a marker of osteoarticular sporotrichosis masquerading as gout. Int J Dermatol 2001 Nov, 40(11): 717-719.

Gupta AK, Adam P, Dlova N, Lynde CW, Hofstader S, Morar N, Aboobaker J, Summerbell RC. Therapeutic options for treatment of tinea capitis caused by the Trichophyton species: Griseofulvin versus the new oral antifungal agents, Terbinafine, Itraconazole and Fluconazole. Pediatr Dermatol 2001 Oct, 18(5): 433-438. 

Aboobaker J, Morar N, Ramdial PK, Hammond MG. Pemphigus in South Africa. Int J Dermatol 2001, 40,115-119. 

Gupta AK, Dlova N, Taborda P, Morar N, Taborda V, Lynde CW,  Konnikov N, Burges M, Raboobee N, Summberbell RC, Adam P, Hofstader SL, Aboobaker J. Once weekly fluconazole is effective in children in the treatment of tinea capitis: a prospective, multicentre study. Br J Dermatol 2000, 142: 965- 968.

Ramdial PK, Morar N, Dlova NC, Aboobaker J. Eosinophilic folliculitis and HIV. Am J Dermatopath 1999, 21(3): 241-246.

Gupta AK, Adam P, Hofstader SLR, Lynde CW, Taborda P, Taborda V, Morar N, Dlova N, Raboobee N, Konnikov N, Aboobaker J, Summerbell RC. Intermittent short duration therapy with fluconazole is effective in tinea capitis. Br J Dermatol 1999, 141: 304-306.

Morar N, Ramdial PK, Naidoo DK, Dlova NC, Aboobaker J. Lues maligna. Br J Dermatol 1999, 140: 1175-1177.

Morar N, Dlova N, Gupta AK, Naidoo DK, Aboobaker J. Erythroderma: a comparison between HIV positive and negative patients. Int J Dermatol 1999, 38: 895-900.

Morar N, Seedat YK, Naidoo DP , Desai DK. Profile of blood pressure on 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and risk factors for coronary heart disease in Black and Indian medical students. Journal of Cardiovascular Risk 1998, 5: 313-318.

Continued Medical Education Articles

Morar N, Groves R. Pimecrolimus (Elidel): a topical immunomodulator for eczema. Prescriber 2004, 15(18).

Morar N. Botox and implant therapy: wrinkles, lips and facial contours. The Specialist Forum 2002, 2(3): 4-7.

Morar N, Aboobaker J. Evaluation of a photosensitive patient. Specialist Medicine 2000, 22(2): 82- 87.

Morar N, Aboobaker J. An approach to annular erythemas. Diseases of the skin 1999, 13(6); 3-8.

Morar N, Aboobaker J. Acquired cutaneous syphilis and the impact of HIV. Specialist Medicine 1998, 11: 5-10.