Atypical cutaneous manifestation of HSV-2 with Candida albicans co-infection in a patient with HIV-1

V. Panasiti, V. Devirgiliis, R. G. Borroni, A. Spataro, L. Melis, M. C. Petrella, S. Pala

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Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection was one of the first opportunistic infections identified among patients with AIDS. In the literature there are many data suggesting that the natural history of HSV-2 infection is altered in HIV-HSV-2 co-infected patients. Furthermore, a relationship between HIV seropositivity and HBV infection because of their analogous way of transmission is also described. We report the case of a 37-year-old patient who suffered from multiple painful ulcerative lesions of the perianal region. Laboratory examination showed positivity for HIV and HBV infections. In HIV-positive patients perianal HSV-2 can have atypical manifestations, especially if co-infection by Candida albicans occurs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Infection
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007



  • Candida albicans
  • Co-infection
  • HBV
  • HIV
  • HSV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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