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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 150-153

Onycho-mucocutaneous syndrome secondary to human immunodeficiency virus disease


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be) University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Manjunath M Shenoy
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be) University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/ijstd.IJSTD_94_18

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Cutaneous, mucosal, and nail examination is the key to unveiling a plethora of systemic diseases. Mucocutaneous lesions directly related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection usually present as initial manifestations of immune deficiency, of which few lesions act as predictors of an immunocompromised state. Here, we report two cases who presented with onycho-mucocutaneous symptoms which raised the suspicion of and invariably led to the diagnosis of an underlying immunosuppression secondary to HIV infection.


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