Erythema elevatum diutinum and HIV infection: A report of five cases

S. Muratori, C. Carrera, A. Gorani, E. Alessi

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Erythema elevatum diutinum (EED) is emerging as a specific HIV- associated dermatosis, 11 cases having so far been reported in the medical literature and five patients with the disease having been seen by us during the last 4 years. As the disease is poorly known, it is easily confused with Kaposi's sarcoma or bacillary angiomatosis, but the histopathological, features are diagnostic. EED is considered to be an immune complex-mediated vasculitis. A streptococcal infection seemed to be the trigger factor in four of our patients. Partial control of the cutaneous lesions was achieved by the use of antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-338
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Erythema elevatum diutinum
  • HIV infection
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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