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Erythema elevatum diutinum as a first clinical manifestation for diagnosing HIV infection: case history.
Sao Paulo Med J. 2005 Jul 07; 123(4):201-3.SP

Abstract

CONTEXT

Erythema elevatum diutinum is a chronic and rare dermatosis that is considered to be a variant of leukocytoclastic vasculitis. It is probably mediated by immune complexes. It is generally associated with autoimmune, neoplastic and infectious processes. Recently, it has been added to the group of specific dermatoses that are associated with HIV.

CASE REPORT

We report on the case of a patient who had erythema elevatum diutinum as the first clinical evidence for diagnosing HIV infection. Dapsone was used in the treatment of this patient, and partial regression of the lesions was achieved within 15 days, even before anti-retroviral therapy was prescribed.

CONCLUSION

When there is a diagnosis of erythema elevatum diutinum, HIV infection should be investigated, especially in atypical and exacerbated clinical manifestations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitdrio Celso Pierro (HMCP), Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUC-Campinas), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. parover@ig.com.brNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16389420

Citation

Rover, Patrícia Accioni, et al. "Erythema Elevatum Diutinum as a First Clinical Manifestation for Diagnosing HIV Infection: Case History." Sao Paulo Medical Journal = Revista Paulista De Medicina, vol. 123, no. 4, 2005, pp. 201-3.
Rover PA, Bittencourt C, Discacciati MP, et al. Erythema elevatum diutinum as a first clinical manifestation for diagnosing HIV infection: case history. Sao Paulo Med J. 2005;123(4):201-3.
Rover, P. A., Bittencourt, C., Discacciati, M. P., Zaniboni, M. C., Arruda, L. H., & Cintra, M. L. (2005). Erythema elevatum diutinum as a first clinical manifestation for diagnosing HIV infection: case history. Sao Paulo Medical Journal = Revista Paulista De Medicina, 123(4), 201-3.
Rover PA, et al. Erythema Elevatum Diutinum as a First Clinical Manifestation for Diagnosing HIV Infection: Case History. Sao Paulo Med J. 2005 Jul 7;123(4):201-3. PubMed PMID: 16389420.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Erythema elevatum diutinum as a first clinical manifestation for diagnosing HIV infection: case history. AU - Rover,Patrícia Accioni, AU - Bittencourt,Caroline, AU - Discacciati,Mariana Pimenta, AU - Zaniboni,Mariana Colombini, AU - Arruda,Lúcia Helena de Fávaro, AU - Cintra,Maria Letícia, PY - 2006/1/4/pubmed PY - 2006/5/11/medline PY - 2006/1/4/entrez SP - 201 EP - 3 JF - Sao Paulo medical journal = Revista paulista de medicina JO - Sao Paulo Med J VL - 123 IS - 4 N2 - CONTEXT: Erythema elevatum diutinum is a chronic and rare dermatosis that is considered to be a variant of leukocytoclastic vasculitis. It is probably mediated by immune complexes. It is generally associated with autoimmune, neoplastic and infectious processes. Recently, it has been added to the group of specific dermatoses that are associated with HIV. CASE REPORT: We report on the case of a patient who had erythema elevatum diutinum as the first clinical evidence for diagnosing HIV infection. Dapsone was used in the treatment of this patient, and partial regression of the lesions was achieved within 15 days, even before anti-retroviral therapy was prescribed. CONCLUSION: When there is a diagnosis of erythema elevatum diutinum, HIV infection should be investigated, especially in atypical and exacerbated clinical manifestations. SN - 1516-3180 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16389420/Erythema_elevatum_diutinum_as_a_first_clinical_manifestation_for_diagnosing_HIV_infection:_case_history_ L2 - https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1516-31802005000400009&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -