Infectious and Inflammatory Skin Diseases in Children with HIV Infection and their Relation with the Immune Status-Evaluation of 127 Patients
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Human immunodeficiency virus infection causes changes in the immune system and disease evolution can be partially measured by levels of T CD4(+) lymphocytes. Knowledge of the chronology of skin disease in relationship to the immune status of the patient may help understand the pathogenesis of AIDS. One hundred twenty-seven children were prospectively evaluated for skin diseases and their relationship to immune status. Immunodeficiency in human immunodeficiency virus-infected children was correlated with infectious dermatoses whereas normal CD4(+) T lymphocyte levels was correlated with diseases mediated by hypersensitivity mechanisms.
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