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August 2000

Curly Hair and Lipodystrophy as a Result of Highly Active Antiretroviral Treatment?

Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(8):1064-1065. doi:

Different hair changes have been reported during human immunodeficiency virus infection. In patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, hair may become softer, silky, discolored, and less curled.1 We recently observed a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome whose previously straight hair became curly during highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) about 4 months before developing a spinocellular epithelioma.