Maurer TA

Perspective – Dermatologic Manifestations Volume 13 Issue 5 December
2005/January 2006


Although some dermatologic
diseases have decreased markedly in frequency in the potent antiretroviral
therapy era, other conditions remain common. Among patients with low CD4+ cell
counts who are not on or not adherent to antiretroviral therapy, notable
conditions include psoriasis, photodermatitis, prurigo nodularis, molluscum,
and adverse drug reactions.

Conditions that remain
relatively common despite adequate antiretroviral therapy include eczema,
xerosis, warts, and Kaposi’s sarcoma.

Disorders that are associated
with immune reconstitution under potent antiretroviral therapy include acne,
staphylococcal infections, and erythema nodosum. In addition, HIV and hepatitis
C virus (HCV) coinfection is associated with a number of skin disorders.

This article summarizes a
presentation on dermatologic manifestations of HIV disease by Toby A.


Maurer, MD, at the 8th Annual
Clinical Conference for Ryan White CARE

Act clinicians in New Orleans
in June 2005.



Keywords: HIV, dermatologia, psoriasi inversa.