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Human immunodeficiency virus in a tribal family: Issues and challenges.

Patel D, Bharti A, Pandya I, Naik E, Marfatia YS - Indian J Sex Transm Dis (2014 Jul-Dec)

Bottom Line: Her husband and son were also found to be HIV positive.Her husband left her for another woman.The purpose of reporting this case is to discuss the issues related to HIV infection affecting all the members of a tribal family.

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Affiliation: Department of Skin-VD, Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

ABSTRACT
A 35-year-old married tribal female presented with well-defined crusted ulcers with purulent exudates on the right side of the face involving both lips and right forearm since last 6 months. On investigation, she turned out to be human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive with CD4 count of 7 cell/mm(3) and also having probable abdominal tuberculosis (TB) as suggested by ultrasonography abdomen. Her husband and son were also found to be HIV positive. Her skin lesions were suggestive of cutaneous TB. She was started on antituberculosis treatment (ATT), antiretroviral treatment (ART), and injectable antibiotics. As her skin lesions failed to respond after 1 month, herpes simplex virus infection was suspected as a cause of ulceration, and she was given oral acyclovir therapy to which she responded well and later she was discharged. She stopped both ART and ATT and came with recurrence of skin lesions after 1½ month. Her husband left her for another woman. The purpose of reporting this case is to discuss the issues related to HIV infection affecting all the members of a tribal family.

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Mentions: Patient had a 2½-year-old male child who was healthy without signs or symptoms of any major illness. However, he was also found to be reactive for HIV with baseline CD4 count of 226 cells/mm3. Thus, all three family members were found to be HIV reactive [Figure 3].


Human immunodeficiency virus in a tribal family: Issues and challenges.

Patel D, Bharti A, Pandya I, Naik E, Marfatia YS - Indian J Sex Transm Dis (2014 Jul-Dec)

Human immunodeficiency virus reactive tribal family members
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Figure 3: Human immunodeficiency virus reactive tribal family members
Mentions: Patient had a 2½-year-old male child who was healthy without signs or symptoms of any major illness. However, he was also found to be reactive for HIV with baseline CD4 count of 226 cells/mm3. Thus, all three family members were found to be HIV reactive [Figure 3].

Bottom Line: Her husband and son were also found to be HIV positive.Her husband left her for another woman.The purpose of reporting this case is to discuss the issues related to HIV infection affecting all the members of a tribal family.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Skin-VD, Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

ABSTRACT
A 35-year-old married tribal female presented with well-defined crusted ulcers with purulent exudates on the right side of the face involving both lips and right forearm since last 6 months. On investigation, she turned out to be human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive with CD4 count of 7 cell/mm(3) and also having probable abdominal tuberculosis (TB) as suggested by ultrasonography abdomen. Her husband and son were also found to be HIV positive. Her skin lesions were suggestive of cutaneous TB. She was started on antituberculosis treatment (ATT), antiretroviral treatment (ART), and injectable antibiotics. As her skin lesions failed to respond after 1 month, herpes simplex virus infection was suspected as a cause of ulceration, and she was given oral acyclovir therapy to which she responded well and later she was discharged. She stopped both ART and ATT and came with recurrence of skin lesions after 1½ month. Her husband left her for another woman. The purpose of reporting this case is to discuss the issues related to HIV infection affecting all the members of a tribal family.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus