Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 139--140

Giant molluscum contagiosum unmasked probably during an immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome


Aayush Gupta, Yugal Kishor Sharma, Manoj Ghogre, Shubhshree Misra, Shilpa Pawar 
 Department of Dermatology, Dr. D Y Patil Medical College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Aayush Gupta
Sanjeevani Nursing Home, Salar Gunj Gate, Panipat - 132 103, Haryana
India

Restoration of specific immune responses by combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may paradoxically cause an inflammatory reaction known as immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS). We report the emergence of giant nodules of molluscum contagiosum (MC) on the face and thighs 2 months after initiation of cART in a 45-year-old male patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome. To the best of our knowledge, our report describes the first case of MC probably unmasked during IRIS from India.


How to cite this article:
Gupta A, Sharma YK, Ghogre M, Misra S, Pawar S. Giant molluscum contagiosum unmasked probably during an immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome.Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2018;39:139-140


How to cite this URL:
Gupta A, Sharma YK, Ghogre M, Misra S, Pawar S. Giant molluscum contagiosum unmasked probably during an immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Oct 22 ];39:139-140
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