Prevalence of various mucocutaneous disorders in HIV positive patients

Journal Title: MedPulse -International Medical Journal - Year 2015, Vol 2, Issue 5


Background: Skin is among the most commonly affected organ in HIV infected patients. There are diverse ranges of non-infectious as well as infectious skin lesions that manifest during the course of this disease and frequently this may be the earliest and the only clinical presentation of HIV infection. Methods: During the study duration of one year, newly diagnosed HIV positive patients on screening and attending the hospital for further management and care were included in the study. The skin symptoms were recorded and detailed examination of skin in broad daylight was done. Results: There were 69 males and 32 females in the study population. The age range was between 19 and 69 years. A total of 101 new cases of HIV positive infection were seen, and 62 had symptoms and signs of mucocutaneous disorders on their very first day of attending the adult HIV clinic. Patients having one, two, or three skin diseases were 34, 17, and 3 respectively. Herpes zoster was the most common infectious skin disease followed by mucocutaneous candidiasis. Seborrhoeic dermatitis was the most common non-infectious presentation of skin disease. Conclusion: There is a high prevalence of skin disorders in HIV infected patients and there are diverse presentations of skin infection in these patients.

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Pralhad R Rathod, Shankar R Sawant


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Pralhad R Rathod, Shankar R Sawant (2015). Prevalence of various mucocutaneous disorders in HIV positive patients. MedPulse -International Medical Journal, 2(5), 273-274.