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Autumn 2000, Vol. 8 No. 3

H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (2000) 8, 100-107

Review Article

Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Infection


The cutaneous manifestations of HIV are diverse, encompassing opportunistic and emerging infections, neoplasms and inflammatory disorders caused by dysregulation of immune system. They could present in the usual way or in various novel atypical appearances. These cutaneous manifestations can arouse one to suspect the diagnosis of HIV infection in an otherwise unwary patient or could lead to the diagnosis of serious complications and also AIDS in a patient known of have HIV infection. The conditions can be understood as usual presentation of a common skin condition, typical presentation of an uncommon condition, atypical presentation of a common condition or an uncommon disorders. Many conditions have been reported to be related to HIV infection in the literature in the form of cross-sectional studies or case reports without more stringent scientific evidence. The discussion is not to be all encompassing but only to highlight some of the features.