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Abnormal Insect Bite Reactions in an HIV-Positive Patient

Purpose:

To evaluate an HIV-positive patient with an abnormal insect bite reaction as reported by Ajithkumar et al.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, complications

ICD-10:

B24

Description:

Ajithkumar et al identified HIV-positive patients who showed abnormal insect bite reactions. Sometimes the abnormal skin reaction were the first indication of an underlying HIV infection. The authors are from Medical College Chest Hospital in Trichur and the Christian Medical College Hospital in Vellore, India.

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