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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0378-6323
Vol. 76, No. 5, 2010, pp. 458-466
Bioline Code: dv10148
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 76, No. 5, 2010, pp. 458-466

 en Mucocutaneous manifestations in children with human immunodeficiency virus infection
Mendiratta, Vibhu; Mittal, Saurabh; Jain, Arpita & Chander, Ram

Abstract

Skin is one of the most frequently involved organs in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and mucocutaneous manifestations may be one of the earliest markers of AIDS. The prevalence of cutaneous abnormalities in HIV approaches nearly 90%. Mucocutaneous manifestations may also act as a prognostic marker of HIV infection. Children are increasingly being affected by HIV infection and it is important to realize the presence of the infection early in the disease process as their immune status is not mature enough to handle the stress of various infections. Skin manifestations can serve as early markers and prognostic indicators of HIV infection. This review highlights the epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, and the mucocutaneous manifestations of HIV infection in children.

Keywords
Children, human immunodeficiency virus, mucocutaneous

 
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