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Lepromatous leprosy as a presenting feature of HIV

Abstract
Various bacterial, mycobacterial and fungal opportunistic infections occur frequently in immunocompromised individuals, however, leprosy in retroviral disease is a relatively rare association. Hereby, we report a case of lepromatous leprosy that presented with clinical features mimicking other opportunistic infections and subsequently led to the diagnosis of HIV. The myriad challenges associated with the diagnosis and management of HIV–leprosy coinfection are also discussed. Thus, although uncommon, atypical cutaneous lesions in HIV-seropositive patients warrant investigation for leprosy.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Chavan R
Belgaumkar V
Deshmukh N
Ponathil A
Keywords
Year of Publication
2021
Journal
Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
Volume
0
Issue
0
Number of Pages
0
Language
eng
ISSN Number
2589-0557
DOI
10.4103/ijstd.ijstd_44_19
Publication Language
eng