The Approach to the Patient With HIV With Specific Symptom Complexes/Common Presentations

  • Author: Steven C. Johnson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 10/31/21 (What's New)


  • Dermatologic manifestations in HIV infection are diverse[Maurer 2005]
    • Presentation of common skin diseases is typically more florid, such as tinea infections, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, recurrent herpes simplex infections, HPV infections, folliculitis, xerosis, and recurrent herpes zoster
    • Some skin complaints are seen only in advanced HIV disease, eg, eosinophilic folliculitis, cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma, and cutaneous manifestations of systemic opportunistic infections

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