Cutaneous Symptoms and Rashes in Patients with HIV-Positive Infections (A Review Article)


Affiliations

  • Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Resident of Dermatology, Ahvaz, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Islamic Azad University, Young Researchers and Elite Club, Boukan Branch, Boukan, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Abstract

Identifying the cutaneous symptom associated with HIV positive disease and investigating the kind of rashes can be helpful in early diagnosis of the disease. The extensity of skin disorders in HIV infection is widespread. Examination of the skin of these patients can be a good indicator of the status of the immune system as well as the patient's psychological status and also in early diagnosis can make a worthy help. We carried out a literature search (From 1990 to 2016) related to this issue through Google Scholar, Pub-MED, Scopus, Science Direct, and Iran DOC, by using keywords cutaneous symptoms, HIV positive, skin infection, warts, early diagnosis. Among 124 articles only 51 papers were related to skin infections. Review of the associated research, investigation the skin infections in HIV patients and early diagnosis made a great help in the treatment process, particularly in people with high-risk behaviors which leads to diagnosis the HIV in the early stages. The results of this study suggest the importance of cutaneous symptom in patients with HIV infection and early diagnosis to start the medical procedures.

Keywords

Cutaneous Lesions, Early Diagnosis, HIV, Infection

Subject Discipline

Dermatology

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