Oct 2012

Silicone Injection Masquerading as HIV-Psoriasiform Dermatosis

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Dermatology (Drs AlFalasi, Khalfan, and Almualla) and Pathology Section (Dr AbdullGaffar), Rashid Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(10):1212-1213. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2012.2092

Psoriasiform dermatoses are common in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).1 Psoriasis can have atypical clinical and pathologic features in patients with AIDS.25 Liquid silicone injection is widely used for soft-tissue augmentation with little tissue reaction.6 To our knowledge, the present clinical presentation of HIV-psoriasiform dermatosis after silicone injection has not been reported.

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