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Herpes simplex virus type 2 of the palm as an AIDS-defining complex.

Abstract

Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HHV-2) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world. In the immunocompromised host, including patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), herpes simplex virus is at high risk for reactivation. We present a woman with HIV and a large ulcer of the palm determined to be HHV-2. Not only was the location of her ulcer unusual, but her CD4 lymphocyte count continued to drop despite improvement of the palmar ulceration with treatment. As a result, her palmar HHV-2 ulcer became an AIDS-defining complex.

Authors

Lawhead FK, Smith SG, Shimek CM, Skinner R

Institution

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, USA. fkirklan@utmem.edu

Source

Cutis; cutaneous medicine for the practitioner 89:2 2012 Feb pg 78-80

MeSH

AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Adult
CD4 Lymphocyte Count
Female
Hand
Herpes Simplex
Herpesvirus 2, Human
Humans

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22474730