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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
RUIZ, Maria de Fátima Amorin; GABURRI, Débora; ALMEIDA, José Roberto Paes de and OYAFUSO, Luiza Keiko. Regression of psoriasis in HIV patient after antiretroviral therapy. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2003, vol.78, n.6, pp.729-733. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962003000600009.
Immunodeficiency syndrome was first described as a new disease in 1981 because an unusual association of Kaposi's Sarcoma and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in men. The skin is a frequent site of diseases due to this infection. Psoriasis is a chronic dermatitis that affects 1.3-5% of HIV-positive patients. The case is described of a 44-year-old man with onset of erythematous scaly lesions in scalp, elbows, knees, hands, feet and nails following HIV infection. After diagnosis of psoriasis was confirmed and antiretroviral therapy instigated, he presented improvement of the psoriasis lesions.
Keywords : psoriasis; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.