Dermatologic findings associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection

Wendy L. Matis, Angel Triana, Robert Shapiro, Lois Eldred, B. Frank Polk, Antoinette F. Hood

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Both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are associated with an increased prevalence of several dermatologic diseases. We studied healthy homosexual men with negative reactivity to HIV antibody, homosexual men without AIDS but with positive reactivity to HIV antibody, and homosexual men with AIDS to compare the prevalence of dermatologie disease in these groups. We found that five cutaneous disorders were increased in persons with HIV infection. Oral hairy leukoplakia was increased both in seropositive subjects without AIDS and in subjects with AIDS. Condylomata acuminata and seborrheic; dermatitis were slightly increased in seropositive non-AIDS subjects and significantly increased in the AIDS group. Molluscum contagiosum and oral candidiasis were increased only in the AIDS group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)746-751
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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