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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 72--73

Thoracic sinuses in HIV a diagnostic dilemma


Department of Skin and STD Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore-575 001, India

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K N Kamath
Department of Skin and STD Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore-575 001
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A male aged 57 years with multiple discharging sinuses on both sides of chest, multiple ulcers on the back, painful ankylosis of right shoulder since 2 months. Chest examination showed reduced expansion and decreased breath sounds on right side. Large boggy swelling on right hemithorax with multiple discharging sinuses was seen. VDRL was reactive in high dilutions and he was also ELISA - HIV positive. X-ray of chest showed few opacities in right lung field. A provisional diagnosis of Gumma - Syphilis/Tuberculous was considered. Sensorineural deafness was also present.






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