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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 70  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-86

Mucocutaneous manifestations of HIV infection

A Shobhana1, Subhasish Kamal Guha2, DK Neogi3 
1 Suraksha Hospital, Kolkata, India
2 Departments of Tropical Medicine, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, India
3 Departments of Virology, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, India

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is associated with various mucocutaneous features, which may be the first pointer towards the existence of HIV infection. This study was done to note the different mucocutaneous lesions present in the HIV population in eastern India. METHODS: Four hundred and ten HIV seropositive patients attending the outpatient and inpatient departments were included in the study. RESULTS: Out of 410 HIV positives, 40% had mucocutaneous involvement at presentation. The mean age of the study population was 29 years and male to female ratio was 2.5:1. The common mucocutaneous morbidities included oral candidiasis (36%), dermatophytosis and gingivitis (13% each), herpes zoster (6%), herpes simplex and scabies (5% each). A striking feature, noted in 36% males, was straightening of hairs. Genital herpes was the commonest genital ulcer disease. Lesions associated with declining immunity included oral candidiasis, oral hairy leukoplakia and herpes zoster with median CD4 counts of 98, 62 and 198/ L respectively. CONCLUSION: Early recognition of mucocutaneous manifestations and associated STDs help in better management of HIV/AIDS.

How to cite this article:
Shobhana A, Guha SK, Neogi D K. Mucocutaneous manifestations of HIV infection.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2004;70:82-86

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Shobhana A, Guha SK, Neogi D K. Mucocutaneous manifestations of HIV infection. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2004 [cited 2021 Jan 18 ];70:82-86
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