Friday, February 2, 2018

(LML) Request for advice on HIV and Leprosy

Leprosy Mailing List – February 2,  2018

Ref.:   (LML)  Request for advice on HIV and Leprosy

From:  Diana Lockwood, London, UK


Dear Pieter

I have a comment to add to the discussion on HIV and Leprosy (Tahir Dairu, LML January 22, 2018). Like suggested by colleagues, this patient may be experiencing a leprosy reaction. We have found a very high rate of leprosy reactions in patients with HIV co-infection. 12  This might be causing the itchiness in the skin lesions.

1.         Deps P, Lucas S, Porro AM, Maeda SM, Tomimori J, Guidella C, et al. Clinical and histological features of leprosy and human immunodeficiency virus co-infection in Brazil. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2013 Jul;38(5):470-7

2.         Lockwood DN, Lambert SM. Human immunodeficiency virus and leprosy: an update. Dermatol Clin. 2011 Jan;29(1):125-8


Diana NJ Lockwood

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