Skin Disorders in AIDS, Immunodeficiency, and Venereal Disease

Skin Disorders in AIDS, Immunodeficiency, and Venereal Disease

Thrush:

It is a yeast infection that occurs in the mouth. A common sign is presence of white lesions on the tongue or inner cheeks. It may spread to esophagus, lungs, liver and skin

Kaposi’s Sarcoma

It’s a form of skin cancer that most commonly occurs in people with HIV/AIDS. It develops as dark bumps or lesions on the skin and can quickly spread to other organs.

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MolluscumContagiosum

It is a viral infection that causes bumps on the skin. Although contagious, it is not a serious condition as the bumps often go away without any treatment. However, in case of patients with HIV, it can be a chronic and progressive disease.

Herpes

Herpes are of two types:

  • Herpes Simplex Type 1
  • Herpes Simplex Type 2 or Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease and spreads by close physical contact. There is no cure for herpes. Once acquired, the virus remains latent in the body until it is triggered again.

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Psoriasis

It is a common disorder in which thick red rashes with silvery scales occur on the skin. The patches usually occur on elbows, knees and scalp. Although this disease is non curable, the treatment offers great relief to signs and symptoms.