Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Disease

Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Disease

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Dermatologists are often the first medical professionals to see patients with HIV infection, as skin diseases are common in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. This book aims to help dermatologists recognize the cutaneous manifestations of HIV infection and AIDS, so that diagnosis can be made quickly and therapy begun as soon as possible. The book covers the entire spectrum of HIV-associated cutaneous diseases, and emphasizes how they present in immunocompromised patients. A wide range of skin disorders are covered, including infections caused by bacterial, parasitic and fungal agents. The latest treatments are described, including Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART). Each condition is discussed in detail, with information on clinical presentation, histopathological findings, morphology, and treatment - as well as possible side-effects. The text is accompanied by colour photos of the highest quality.Perhaps this abnormality is more pronounced in those of darker skin types due to the greater capacity for efficient melanin production in the skin of these patients. Thus darker skin would be more readily equipped to protect itself from oxidativeanbsp;...

Title:Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Disease
Author:Clay Cockerell, Antoanella Calame
Publisher:CRC Press - 2012-10-14


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