Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109--111

Unusual formation of keloids after each episode of recurrent herpes zoster in an HIV positive patient


Sankha Koley, Vikrant Saoji, Atul Salodkar 
 Department of Dermatology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sankha Koley
9, Mandevelle Gardens, Flat 10C, Calcutta-700019, West Bengal
India

Herpes Zoster (HZ) lesions are well known to heal with keloids. As immunity plays an important role in the development of abnormal scars and keloids, the latter is unusual in HIV where immunity is low. We report a rare case of recurrent HZ in an HIV-positive male where the lesions have healed with formation of keloids in both episodes. Within 50 days of last episode, he had an attack of herpes progenitalis.


How to cite this article:
Koley S, Saoji V, Salodkar A. Unusual formation of keloids after each episode of recurrent herpes zoster in an HIV positive patient.Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2009;30:109-111


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Koley S, Saoji V, Salodkar A. Unusual formation of keloids after each episode of recurrent herpes zoster in an HIV positive patient. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Nov 13 ];30:109-111
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