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Title: Cutaneous manifestations in HIV positive patients
Authors: Wichai Supanaranond
Varunee Desakorn
Chasuree Sitakalin
Nyunt Naing
Pornchai Chirachankul
Mahidol University
Phramongkutklao College of Medicine
International Rescue Committee, Thailand
Bamrajnaradura Hospital
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2001
Citation: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Vol.32, No.1 (2001), 171-176
Abstract: Cutaneous manifestations are common clinical findings among HIV positive patients. The causes may be bacteria, viruses, fungi and other non-infectious agents. This study was conducted at the Pramongkutklao Hospital skin clinic to determine the frequency distribution of cutaneous manifestations in HIV positive patients. A total of 147 patients with HIV seropositivity were recruited and divided into a retrospective group and a prospective study group. For the retrospective study, hospital records of 129 patients who attended from January 1995 to November 1998 were recruited. The prospective study was carried out from November 1998 to January 1999 and 18 patients were recruited. Cutaneous finding among patients in the two studies were evaluated. There were ten common cutaneous manifestations observed in the retrospective and prospective study including pruritic papular eruptions (PPE) (51.2%, 50%), oral candidiasis (16.7%, 21.7%), herpes zoster (10.9%, 5.6%), oral hairy leukoplakia (10%, 5.6%), unclassified eczema (9%, 11.1%), urticaria (5.6%, 3.1%), seborrheic dermatitis (4.7%, 16.7%), folliculitis (4.7%, 5.6%), prurigo simplex (4.7%, 5.6%), and Steven-Johnson syndrome (3.9%, 0%). However, the distribution of cutaneous manifestations in the two studies were not significantly different. These findings may be useful as baseline data for common cutaneous manifestations in HIV positive patients.
ISSN: 01251562
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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