Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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SANTOS, Mônica et al. Case for diagnosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.4, pp. 564-566. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000400024.
Since the first reports and descriptions of AIDS in the early 1980s, herpetic infection has been considered as one of the most prevalent and opportunistic aids related infections in patients with retroviral diseases Infection by Herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2), the etiologic agent responsible for 60% to 90% of the cases of genital herpes, is very common among patients suffering from AIDS. Herpes simplex type 2 infection may cause severe and prolonged (over a period of time of one month) mucocutaneous onset of the disease, being characterized as an aids defining clinical condition.
Keywords : Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Herpes Simplex; Herpesviridae infections.