ABSTRACT

Patients with HIV infection often have dry skin, prurigo nodularis, eosinophilic folliculitis, pruritic papular eruption of AIDS, exaggerated insect-bite reactions, and other skin disorders, usually as a result of immune dysregulation. Some dermatologists have noted new adult-onset atopic dermatitis in patients with HIV infection, typical flexural lichenification, or sometimes other patterns of lichenification, and other reports have suggested an association of childhood atopic dermatitis onset or worsening with HIV infection (Ball and Harper 1987).