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GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA
A Journal on Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 1,014
Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 1998 October;133(5):349-52
Visceral leishmaniasis and diffuse psoriasis in HIV positive patient
Scuderi G., Lazzaro Danzuso G.
Azienda Ospedaliera S. Elia - Caltanissetta, Divisione di Dermatologia
Visceral leishmaniasis is frequently reported in association with HIV infection especially in countries where leishmaniasis in endemic. A peculiar case in which visceral leishmaniasis and diffuse psoriasis led to the diagnosis of HIV infection in a 24 year-old patient is reported. Cutaneous biopsy showed the presence of amastigotes within a typical histopathological of psoriasis. The clinical features and unusual localizations of psoriasis in HIV infection and its resistance to conventional therapy are discussed.