Dermatologists are often the first medical professionals to see patients with HIV infection, as skin diseases are common in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. This book aims to help dermatologists recognize the cutaneous manifestations of HIV infection and AIDS, so that diagnosis can be made quickly and therapy begun as soon as possible.
The book covers the entire spectrum of HIV-associated cutaneous diseases, and emphasizes how they present in immunocompromised patients. A wide range of skin disorders are covered, including infections caused by bacterial, parasitic and fungal agents. The latest treatments are described, including Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART).
Each condition is discussed in detail, with information on clinical presentation, histopathological findings, morphology, and treatment - as well as possible side-effects. The text is accompanied by colour photos of the highest quality.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Viral Infections in HIV Disease. Bacterial and Atypical Mycobacterial Infections. Fungal Infections. Cutaneous Manifestations of Parasitic Infections in HIV/AIDS. Cutaneous Manifestations of Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy. Papulosquamous Skin Disorders in HIV Infection. Non-neoplastic Disorders of Vasculature in HIV Infection. Papulopruritic Skin Disorders. Photosensitive Manifestations of HIV Disease. Cutaneous Manifestations of Non-Anti-Retroviral Therapy. Cutaneous Neoplastic Manifestations of HIV Disease. Cutaneous Manifestations of Sexually Transmitted Disease in the HIV-Positive Patient. Oral and Ocular Manifestations of HIV Infection. Hair and Nail Manifestations of HIV Infection.
Clay J. Cockerell, MD Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
Antoanella Calame, MD Director, Compass Dermatology, La Jolla, California, USA