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

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

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Abstract

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
Volume141
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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HIV Infections
Bacillary Angiomatosis
Streptococcal Infections
Kaposi's Sarcoma
Vasculitis
Antigen-Antibody Complex
Skin Diseases
HIV
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Skin
Erythema elevatum diutinum

Keywords

  • Erythema elevatum diutinum
  • HIV infection
  • Vasculitis

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  • Dermatology

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Erythema elevatum diutinum and HIV infection : A report of five cases. / Muratori, S.; Carrera, C.; Gorani, A.; Alessi, E.

In: British Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 141, No. 2, 1999, p. 335-338.

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