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CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 80-82

HIV and lupus erythematosus: A diagnostic dilemma


Department of Dermatology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Feroze Kaliyadan
Department of Dermatology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Elamakkara, Kochi - 682 026, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.41652

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A 30-year-old female patient presented to us with erythema over the face and raised hyperpigmented, scaly skin lesions, mainly over photo-exposed parts, of about 5-month duration. Based on her clinical features and initial laboratory finding, we considered the possibility of a connective tissue disease. On further follow-up, she was found to be human immunodeficiency virus positive (confirmed by Western blot).


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