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CUTANEOUS INFECTIONS IN PATIENTS WITH HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS INFECTION
Cockerell CJ; Friedman-Kien AE; Dept. of Dermatology, New York Univ.
November 30, 1990
Infect Dis Ther; 3:135-42 1989. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

In many patients with HIV infection, cutaneous infections are the first manifestations of immunodeficiency. The spectrum of dermatologic manifestations ranges from widespread fulminant mucocutaneous eruptions to very subtle, localized skin lesions that often go unnoticed. Mucocutaneous infections that develop in patients infected with HIV are reviewed, including viral infections (cytomegalovirus, varicella-zoster, herpes simplex, molluscum contagiosum, human papillomavirus), bacterial infections (abscesses, furunculosis, impetigo, folliculitis, mycobacterial infections), and fungal infections (Trichophyton rubrum, Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans, Histoplasma capsulatum). Color plates illustrate molluscum contagiosum, severe impetigo, exophytic perianal condyloma, papular cutaneous lesions secondary to Mycobaterium tuberculosis, and papular skin lesions caused by H capsulatum. Physicians must be familiar with the varied and unusual mucocutaneous infections that may occur in individuals infected with HIV. Quick recognition of the significance of mucocutaneous manifestations of these opportunistic infections permits early diagnosis and treatment. (13 Refs)

Bacterial Infections/COMPLICATIONS Condylomata Acuminata/COMPLICATIONS Dermatomycoses/COMPLICATIONS Diagnosis, Differential Human HIV Infections/*COMPLICATIONS Opportunistic Infections/*COMPLICATIONS/DIAGNOSIS Skin Diseases, Infectious/*COMPLICATIONS/DIAGNOSIS Skin Neoplasms/COMPLICATIONS Tumor Virus Infections/COMPLICATIONS Virus Diseases/COMPLICATIONS Warts/COMPLICATIONS JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW, TUTORIAL REVIEW

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