What are the cutaneous manifestations of HIV disease in children?

Updated: Apr 19, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Mucocutaneous candidiasis, including recurrent and widespread diaper dermatitis and chronic paronychia, is a common cutaneous manifestation in children with HIV infection. The most common cutaneous infections in children with HIV disease are impetigo and cellulitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus.

Other cutaneous manifestations of HIV infection in the pediatric age group are as follows:

  • Recurrent herpetic gingivostomatitis

  • Scabies

  • Severe atopic dermatitis

  • Drug eruptions

  • Leukocytoclastic vasculitis


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