Contact dermatitis in subjects infected with HIV type 1

S. Bellegrandi, R. Rosso, G. Mattiacci, R. Ferrara, G. D'Offizi, F. Aiuti, I. Mezzaroma, R. Paganelli

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In the course of HIV type 1 infection, up to 90% of patients may have skin disease. We studied a group of 26 HIV-infected patients (15 women, 11 men) with symptoms of skin disease or diffuse itching; they were patch tested for common contactants to determine whether allergic contact dermatitis was the cause of their symptoms. We found that approximately one third of HIV-1- positive patients with cutaneous symptoms not related to allergic contact dermatitis had positive patch tests for environmental contactants; in most of them this sensitization was directly related to skin symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-779
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number5 I
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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