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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-91

Extensive molluscum contagiosum in a HIV positive woman

J.J.M Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.48732

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A 22-year-old married woman presented with multiple, asymptomatic, skin-colored raised lesions all over the body since two months. She also complained of recurrent fluid filled lesions over the genitalia associated with fever and malaise since three days. Cutaneous examination revealed multiple pearly white papules with central umbilication, measuring 3-5mm in diameter, and few lesions were >1 cm in diameter. Koebner's phenomenon was present. The lesions were distributed in a generalized pattern with sparing of hands and feet. Examination of her genitalia revealed multiple superficial erosions and few intact vesicles along with B/L inguinal lymphadenopathy. Histopathology of the skin lesion was consistent with molluscum contagiosum. Her hemogram was within normal range, HIV-I and II reactive, CD4 count was 49 cells/cumm, and VDRL and HBSAg negative. A final diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum with recurrent herpes genitalis was made. The patient was started on HAART, but did not show any improvement.

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