Photosensitive manifestations of HIV disease

Shadi Kourosh, Mary Feldman, Clay J Cockerell

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Abstract

Cutaneous photosensitivity refers to an inflam - matory skin reaction arising from an abnormal response to nonionizing radiation. Its association with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease has become increasingly recognized and has served as a useful marker in the diagnosis and monitoring of disease progression. It is important for health professionals to understand this relationship to ensure accurate diagnosis of patients presenting with photosensitive symptoms, and the timely diagnosis of HIV infection if it is present. It is also necessary because sunlight as a pathogen cannot be avoided as one might avoid cats or penicillin. To go through life, as many of these patients do, with an ‘allergy’ to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and to attempt to avoid it, is a marginalizing experience that often cannot be realistically maintained. Thus, to improve longevity and quality of life for these individuals, it is incumbent that clinicians recognize and offer a sustainable way of managing the various photoinduced reactions seen with HIV infection. Further - more, as the population of those infected with HIV increases, and more patients actually require photo - therapy for treatment of the myriad dermatoses associated with the disease, it is imperative to deter - mine whether light may contribute to the under lying pathogeneses in any way, and whether it benefits patients sufficiently to justify its employment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCutaneous Manifestations of HIV Disease
PublisherCRC Press
Pages145-164
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781840766042
ISBN (Print)9781840761429
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Virus Diseases
HIV
Nonionizing Radiation
Skin
Sunlight
Skin Diseases
Penicillins
Disease Progression
Hypersensitivity
Cats
Quality of Life
Radiation
Light
Health
Therapeutics
Population

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Kourosh, S., Feldman, M., & Cockerell, C. J. (2012). Photosensitive manifestations of HIV disease. In Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Disease (pp. 145-164). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b15910

Photosensitive manifestations of HIV disease. / Kourosh, Shadi; Feldman, Mary; Cockerell, Clay J.

Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Disease. CRC Press, 2012. p. 145-164.

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Kourosh, S, Feldman, M & Cockerell, CJ 2012, Photosensitive manifestations of HIV disease. in Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Disease. CRC Press, pp. 145-164. https://doi.org/10.1201/b15910
Kourosh S, Feldman M, Cockerell CJ. Photosensitive manifestations of HIV disease. In Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Disease. CRC Press. 2012. p. 145-164 https://doi.org/10.1201/b15910
Kourosh, Shadi ; Feldman, Mary ; Cockerell, Clay J. / Photosensitive manifestations of HIV disease. Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Disease. CRC Press, 2012. pp. 145-164
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