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Infective Dermatitis in an Adult Patient With HTLV-1.

Di Martino Ortiz, Beatriz; Riveros, Rosalba; Medina, Raquel; Morel, Maida.
Am J Dermatopathol; 37(12): 944-8, 2015 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26588341
Infective dermatitis is a chronic exudative eczematous eruption presenting in human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-infected people. It presents with relapsing erythematous, scaly, and crusted lesions affecting simultaneously the scalp, external ear, retroauricular area, eyelid, paranasal skin, neck axilla, and groin. Superimposed Staphylococcus and Streptococcus infection are common. It mainly affects children and exceptionally adults, and there are only a few published cases. The authors present the first reported case in Paraguay of an adult patient who had symptoms of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1-associated progressive tropical spastic paraparesis, and 6 years after the onset of the neurological symptoms, the patient developed infective dermatitis lesions on the skin, with frequent exacerbations since then.