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[Dermatologic diseases in patients with AIDS]


Hautarzt. 1986 May;37(5):250-4. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

This short review deals with the cutaneous manifestations of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), which comprise Kaposi's sarcoma, as an important marker disease for AIDS, as well as various skin infections caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses. In patients at risk of acquiring AIDS, an extensive immunological investigation should be performed if skin infections are established. In addition, a large number of cutaneous complications encountered in AIDS patients have an immunological background, e.g. an extreme hypersensitivity to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Therefore, the dermatological investigation of patients at risk of acquiring AIDS is urgently recommended as a regular part of the general check-up.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*DIAGNOSIS/IMMUNOLOGY Adult Antibodies, Viral/ANALYSIS Case Report Dermatitis/DIAGNOSIS English Abstract Human HTLV-BLV Viruses/IMMUNOLOGY Male Retroviridae Infections/*DIAGNOSIS/IMMUNOLOGY Sarcoma, Kaposi's/DIAGNOSIS Skin Diseases/*DIAGNOSIS Skin Neoplasms/DIAGNOSIS JOURNAL ARTICLE


Information in this article was accurate in November 30, 1986. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.