Resident Rounds Part II: HIV Dermatoses

August 2014 | Volume 13 | Issue 8 | Features | 987 | Copyright © August 2014

Stephanie K. Fabbro MD and Benjamin H. Kaffenberger MD

Division of Dermatology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

Abstract
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can affect every organ of the body in an array of various ways, and the skin is no exception. Moreover, dermatologic complaints are extremely common in the HIV-positive patient population and tend to have a tremendous impact on quality of life, rendering the study and familiarity with these conditions very helpful. We provide a list of HIV-associated dermatoses as a useful reference; with special attention paid to how presentation and treatment differ from in immunocompetent individuals.
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