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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 203-211

Mucocutaneous Fungal Infections Of Significance in HIV Infected individuals in India

Dpt. of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research ( JIPMER) Pondichery-605006, India

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DM. Thappa
Dpt. of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research ( JIPMER) Pondichery-605006
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ABSTRACT: Mucocutaneous disorders remain one of the most important clinical markers of the stages of HIV infection from time of seroconversion. they function as visual markers in assessing the progression of HIV disease. In development countries, CD4 lymphocyte count, detection of viral specific RNA, and viral culture are being used for the assessment of HIV disease. Lack of these facilities in third world countries like India, Necessitates dependence on clinical markers. HIV infected person present with various cutaneous dermatoses, fungal dematoses being the most common . Many a times, cutaneous and mucosal fungal infections may give a clue to the underlying HIV infection. The increased incidence of candidal, dermatophytic and pityrosporum infections in HIV infected individuals, even in India is well established. Moreover, they are more extensive, often atypical and aggressive, sometimes life threatening. Clinicians should be aware of the various common mucocutaneous disorders in HIV disease especially fungal disorders in their specialties, because they can be used in the diagnosis and assessment of the stage of immunodeficiency at the time of presentation.

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