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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 71  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 276-278

Behηet俟Q製 disease with HIV infection: Response to antiretroviral therapy

Vikram K Mahajan, Nand Lal Sharma, Vikas C Sharma, Ramesh Chander Sharma, Sandip Sarin 
 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India

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Nand Lal Sharma
Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla 171001 (H.P.)
India

The differential diagnosis of oral ulcerations in a patient with AIDS/HIV infection is often challenging to the clinician. While old diseases have appeared in a new garb, many new ones are also being recognized. The association of Behηet俟Q製 disease and AIDS/HIV infection has been recently recognized. We present an HIV-positive patient having oro-genital aphthosis conforming to the diagnostic criteria for Behηet俟Q製 disease. Erythema nodosum, periphlebitis, erythematous papulopustular lesions, half and half nails, ocular congestion, raised ESR and dimorphic anemia were some other features present. He had low CD4+/CD8+ counts. He had no other HIV-related disease. He responded well to triple anti-retroviral treatment alone. The possible pathomechanism of the occurrence of both diseases is also discussed.


How to cite this article:
Mahajan VK, Sharma NL, Sharma VC, Sharma RC, Sarin S. Behηet's disease with HIV infection: Response to antiretroviral therapy.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2005;71:276-278


How to cite this URL:
Mahajan VK, Sharma NL, Sharma VC, Sharma RC, Sarin S. Behηet's disease with HIV infection: Response to antiretroviral therapy. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2005 [cited 2019 Nov 12 ];71:276-278
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