MICHAEL KATZMAN, M.D.; CRAIG A. ELMETS, M.D.; MICHAEL M. LEDERMAN, M.D.
To the editor: Patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome are susceptible to a wide range of pathogens due to a profound defect in cell-mediated immunity. In particular, virus infections due to cytomegalovirus (1), herpesvirus (2), papovavirus (3), and papillomavirus (4) have been associated with this syndrome. We recently have been treating a 24-year-old homosexual man with this syndrome (oral thrush, cytomegalovirus shown in urine culture and rectal biopsy, and cryptococcal meningitis and fungemia) who developed several facial papules soon after his diagnosis. Over the subsequent months the papules increased dramatically in number and size over his scalp, forehead, and nose.
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KATZMAN M, ELMETS CA, LEDERMAN MM. Molluscum Contagiosum and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:413-414. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-3-413_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(3):413-414.
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