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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 186-189

A clinico-epidemiological study of dermatoses in pediatric HIV patients in a tertiary care center

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Government Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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Sukumaran Pradeep Nair
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Government Medical College, Trivandrum - 695 011, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.179487

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Introduction: Cutaneous lesions are very common in pediatric HIV infection, and many of the dermatoses are linked to the underlying levels of CD4 counts. Aims: The primary aim was to study the clinico-epidemiological patterns of dermatoses in pediatric HIV infection, and the secondary aim was to ascertain if any dermatoses is a marker of HIV infection. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective descriptive, 1-year study. All data regarding the clinico-epidemiological features of pediatric HIV patients in the study period were analyzed. Results: There were 65 patients in this study, comprising 44 males (67.69%) and 21 females (32.31%). The age group 7–12 constituted the maximum number of cases, 35 (53.84%). Parental to child transmission was the most common mode of transmission seen in 54 patients, (83.07%). Cutaneous manifestations were seen in 43 patients (66.15%). Exaggerated insect bite reaction (IBR) was the most common cutaneous manifestation seen in this study accounting for 19 patients (29.23%), with a mean CD4 count in patients in the age group 1–5 being 425 cells/mm3 and 212 cells/mm3 in the age group 6–12. Conclusions: IBR in pediatric HIV infection indicates very low CD4 counts and in the absence of other caused for immunosuppression can be a marker of HIV infection.

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