Dermatologic complications in HIV

Citation
P. Ellis et Dp. Johnson, Dermatologic complications in HIV, NURS PRACT, 10(2), 1999, pp. 87-94
Citations number
52
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science
Journal title
NURSE PRACTITIONER FORUM-CURRENT TOPICS AND COMMUNICATIONS
ISSN journal
1045-5485 → ACNP
Volume
10
Issue
2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
87 - 94
Database
ISI
SICI code
1045-5485(199906)10:2<87:DCIH>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
The skin is unique in its accessibility for the diagnosis of diseases acqui red because of decreased immunity in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) inf ection. A majority of HIV-infected patients will have dermatologic problems at some time during their illness. Many of the cutaneous conditions identi fied will provide the means by which systemic opportunistic infections, neo plasms, and complications of therapy can be identified. The skin provides a n opportunity for the recognition of new or foreign conditions as well as e xotic manifestations of diseases that complicate HIV infection. A high degr ee of suspicion and a willingness to examine the entire skin thoroughly and frequently can enable practitioners to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with HIV infection. Copyright (C) 1999 by W.B. Saunders Company.