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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - LETTER IN RESPONSE TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 85  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 412

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: Two rare variants


Department of Paediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Date of Web Publication7-Jun-2019

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Prof. Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
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DOI: 10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_234_19

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How to cite this article:
Al-Mendalawi MD. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: Two rare variants. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2019;85:412

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: Two rare variants. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 21];85:412. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2019/85/4/412/258796




Sir,

In the March–April 2019 issue of Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Jain et al. described two rare variants of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans in two Indian patients.[1] It is explicit that various skin disorders are common and cause significant morbidity in individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and these are often more severe, atypical, and more difficult to treat in comparison to dermatoses in the immunocompetent individuals. Therefore, dermatological examination, laboratory tests, and skin biopsy for histopathological study are essential for sound diagnostic workup of HIV-related mucocutaneous diseases, considering that an atypical picture occurs in a large proportion of the patients.[2] In the light of susceptibility of HIV-infected patients to develop dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans,[3] on one hand, and substantial HIV seroprevalence of 0.26% in India (compared with a global average of 0.2%),[4] on the other hand, the contribution of HIV infection to the development of the rare variants would have to be taken into consideration. Hence, ideally. HIV testing and the associated workup of blood CD4 lymphocyte count and viral load measurements would have to be envisaged in the two cases in question.

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Jain S, Dashore S, Singhania B, Khopkar US, Darkase B. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: Two rare variants. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2019;85:204-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Gomides MD, Berbert AL, Mantese SA, Rocha A, Ferreira MS, Borges AS. Skin diseases in patients with AIDS: Study in 55 cases in Uberlândia, MG, Brazil. Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) 2002;48:36-41.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Sapadin AN, Gelfand JM, Howe KL, Phelps RG, Grand D, Rudikoff D. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans in two patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Cutis 2000;65:85-8.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Paranjape RS, Challacombe SJ. HIV/AIDS in India: An overview of the Indian epidemic. Oral Dis 2016;22(Suppl. 1):10-4.  Back to cited text no. 4
    




 

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