Multiple eruptive dermatofibromas in a patient with HIV infection: case report and literature review

J Cutan Pathol. 2000 Jan;27(1):54-6. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0560.2000.027001054.x.


Multiple eruptive dermatofibromas have been reported in the setting of autoimmune diseases treated with immunosuppressive drugs and more recently in the course of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We report herein the ninth case of multiple eruptive dermato fibromas associated with HIV infection. The relevant literature is reviewed and the differences of these lesions from "ordinary" dermatofibromas are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • HIV Infections / pathology*
  • Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / pathology
  • Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / virology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms / virology*