Disseminated cutaneous herpes zoster : A clinical predictor of human immunodeficiency virus infection
2 Department of Leprosy and Blood bank, Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi-110 001, India
H K Kar
Department of Dermatology, STD, Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi-110 001
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Kar H K, Gautam R K, Jain R K, Puri P, Doda V. Disseminated cutaneous herpes zoster : A clinical predictor of human immunodeficiency virus infection. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1995;61:40-41
A 45-year-old woman presented with thoracic (3,4,5) herpes zoster with cutaneous dissemination. She was found positive for human immunodeficiency virus infection. Mucocutaneous examination revealed presence of oral thrush and oral hairy leukoplakia. The patient possibly acquired the infection through blood transfusion.