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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.2-5 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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