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Clinical Report

Pruritic papular eruption of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Ishii N, Nishiyama T, Sugita Y, Nakajima H, Aoki I
DOI: 10.2340/0001555574219220


We report a case of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome with pruritic papular eruption. The patient, a hemophiliac, presented with generalized pruritic, skin-colored papules and nodules. The chronic lesions were excoriated and hyper-pigmented. The eosinophil count was elevated, but IgE was normal. The lesions and pruritus responded only to ultraviolet B phototherapy. While the mechanism is not known, ultraviolet B phototherapy may provide relief of AIDS-related pruritus.


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