CLINICAL AND LABORATORY FEATURES IN HIV-INFECTED CHILDREN WITH DERMATOGIC MANIFESTATION
Keywords:HIV infection, skin lesions, children, herpes, lichen, candidiasis, dermatitis
The article describes the data of the study of concomitant skin pathology and clinical and laboratory features of HIV infection in children. 108 children aged 4 months to 18 years were examined. The structure of dermatological pathology in children with HIV infection was dominated by viral diseases, which were registered in 38% of cases represented by herpes zoster and in 8 (11.2%) - herpes simplex virus, molluscum contagiosum and viral warts in 2 (2.8% ) and in 1 (1.4%) children, respectively. Also, the examined patients had fungal diseases, which manifested themselves in the form of candidiasis of the skin and mucous membranes, which accounted for 25.3% of cases.
Evaluation of lymphocytes and immunity (CD4) indicators showed a correlation of immune reactivity with comorbid dermatological manifestations.