Human Immunodeficiency Virus Book


Viral skin infection in HIV

Aka: Viral skin infection in HIV
  1. Etiologies
    1. Herpes Simplex Virus
    2. Varicella Zoster Virus
  2. Epidemiology
    1. Can be early indicator of HIV Infection
  3. Diagnosis
    1. Viral culture
    2. Tzanck Smear
  4. Course
    1. Same risk of dissemination as in non-HIV patients
  5. Management
    1. Acyclovir
      1. New strains with resistance
      2. Suspect resistance if no response in 14 days
    2. Foscarnet IV
      1. Indicated for resistant cases

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