Concomitant psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and disseminated cutaneous histoplasmosis in a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus

M. B. Chaker, C. J. Cockerell

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Abstract

Cutaneous involvement with disseminated histoplasmosis occasionally occurs in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. We describe a profoundly immunocompromised patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome who had concomitant psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and disseminated histoplasmosis, each with similar features. Findings of a skin biopsy specimen from a lesion on the forehead showed an infiltrate of histiocytes filled with Histoplasma capsulatum. In disseminated histoplasmosis involving the skin, lesions may have features more characteristic of a papulosquamous dermatosis than an infectious disease. In patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus, especially those with low numbers of CD4+ cells, serious infectious diseases may have unusual features and may assume the appearance of concomitant inflammatory diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume29
Issue number2 II
StatePublished - 1993

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Seborrheic Dermatitis
Histoplasmosis
Psoriasis
HIV
Skin
Communicable Diseases
Histoplasma
Histiocytes
Forehead
Immunocompromised Host
Skin Diseases
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Cell Count
Biopsy

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Concomitant psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and disseminated cutaneous histoplasmosis in a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus. / Chaker, M. B.; Cockerell, C. J.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Vol. 29, No. 2 II, 1993, p. 311-313.

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