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Borderline tuberculoid Hansen's disease in AIDS.

Abstract

We performed an immunohistochemical analysis of a skin lesion from a patient with AIDS who had borderline tuberculoid Hansen's disease. We also evaluated other laboratory features and performed peripheral blood flow cytometric analysis. The in situ immunologic response to Mycobacterium leprae was minimally affected by concomitant infection and immunosuppression by HIV. The skin demonstrated the typical characteristics of borderline tuberculoid lesions. These results indicate that although a patient with HIV infection may have laboratory evidence typical of the immunosuppression seen in AIDS, the immunologic response to M. leprae is essentially unchanged.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Goodless D R
Viciana A L
Pardo R J
Ruiz P
Year of Publication
1994
Journal
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume
30
Issue
5 Pt 2
Number of Pages
866-9
Date Published
1994 May
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0190-9622
DOI
10.1016/s0190-9622(94)70101-6
Alternate Journal
J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.
Publication Language
eng