Pruritic papular eruptions as presenting illness of HIV

Naswa, Smriti; Khambhati, Ravi; Marfatia, Y. S.
July 2011
Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases;2011, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p118
Academic Journal
Case Study
Mucocutaneous manifestations can be the first markers of HIV. We are reporting the case of an adolescent girl who presented with chronic, recurrent, intensely pruritic papular lichenified eruptions over extremities, face and trunk, which were exudative and crusted at places. She had delayed milestones with growth failure and no pubertal features. She did not have any risk factors to be suspected for HIV. The lesions were refractory to treatment, so she was tested for HIV and she came out to be HIV positive. This case reports pruritic papular eruptions as presenting illness of HIV.


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