Polyarteritis nodosa and HIV infection: No evidence of a direct pathogenic role of HIV

M. Massari, C. Salvarani, I. Portioli, E. Ramazzotti, E. Gabbi, L. Bonazzi

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Abstract

A case of polyarteritis nodosa identified by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1990 criteria in a 44-year-old HIV-infected man is described. The search for cytomegalovirus, HBV and B19 parvovirus infections was negative. In situ hybridization did not reveal proviral HIV-1 DNA in a skin sample. A zidovudine-associated vasculitis was excluded. Corticosteroid therapy resolved vasculitis manifestations and was well tolerated without opportunistic infections during the 10-month follow-up period. An indirect pathogenetic role of HIV as a possible cause of vascular damage cannot be excluded in our patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalInfection
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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Massari, M., Salvarani, C., Portioli, I., Ramazzotti, E., Gabbi, E., & Bonazzi, L. (1996). Polyarteritis nodosa and HIV infection: No evidence of a direct pathogenic role of HIV. Infection, 24(2), 159-161. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01713327