Papulosquamous dermatoses of AIDS

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1990 Jun;22(6 Pt 2):1270-7. doi: 10.1016/0190-9622(90)70173-f.


We review the spectrum of papulosquamous disorders in the setting of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Included is a discussion of xerosis generalisata, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, pityriasis rosea-like eruption, keratoderma blennorrhagicum, acquired ichthyosis, and erythroderma. Mechanisms of pathogenesis, including possible common pathways and relationships to underlying immunosuppression, are emphasized.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Dermatitis / complications*
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic / complications
  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • Humans
  • Ichthyosis / complications
  • Psoriasis / complications