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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-53

Violaceous papulonodular lesions in an AIDS case

Department of Skin and V. D. Medical College and SSG Hospital, Vadodara, India

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Y S Marfatia
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Bhagat U, Sharma A, Marfatia Y S. Violaceous papulonodular lesions in an AIDS case. Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2008;29:51-3

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Bhagat U, Sharma A, Marfatia Y S. Violaceous papulonodular lesions in an AIDS case. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2008 [cited 2023 Dec 8];29:51-3. Available from:

A 30-year-old unmarried male presented to us with multiple asymptomatic violaceous macules, papules, and nodules on the trunk and upper and lower limbs. The lesions initially started as macules that rapidly progressed to nodules. He also had tinea corporis as an incidental finding. Oral cavity had no lesions. Patient had no complaints of fever or weight loss. History of heterosexual exposure with multiple partners was present. There was no evidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Rest of his examination was normal. He turned out to be positive on testing for HIV by ELISA. All routine investigations like hemogram, liver and renal functions, and S.VDRL were normal. MT was nonreactive. CD4 count could not be done because of cost constrains. USG abdomen and chest X-ray were normal. Biopsy of the lesion is shown below.

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