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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology


Herpes zoster in HIV patients - correlation with CD4 count


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Author Details : Ch Vijay Bhasker Reddy, P Navaneetha Reddy*

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 117-120


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Abstract

Persons with HIV infection are at risk of developing severe illness from either varicella or zoster. Hence
this study is undertaken at department of DVL, Osmania General hospital, Hyderabad from December 2011
to May 2013. to determine the CD4 count of HIV in patients suffering from herpes zoster and to know the
clinical and morphological characteristics of herpes zoster over 50 patients. The present study showed that
herpes zoster in HIV most commonly occurs in young adults between 2nd to 4th decade with a slight
male preponderance. As the CD4 counts decreases, there was more risk of involvement of more the one
dermatome and dissemination.

Keywords: Herpes zoster, HIV patient, CD4 count.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijced.2020.025

How to cite : Reddy C V B, Reddy P N, Herpes zoster in HIV patients - correlation with CD4 count. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2020;6(2):117-120

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