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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 23, n° 2P1
pages 202-204 (août 1990)
Doi : 10.1016/0190-9622(90)70199-R
accepted : 19 October 1989
Clinical and laboratory studies

Hypereosinophilic syndrome with unusual cutaneous manifestations in two men with HIV infection

Lewis Pete May, MD a, , Jennine Kelly, MD b, Miguel Sanchez, MD a
a From the Department of Dermatology, New York University Medical Center, New York, USA 
b From the Department of Medicine, New York University Medical Center 

*Reprint requests: Lewis Pete May, MD, Department of Dermatology, New York University Medical Center, 562 First Ave., New York, NY 10016.

We report two men with human immunodeficiency virus infection who had unusual cutaneous manifestations of hypereosinophilic syndrome, exfoliative erythroderma, and linear flagellate plaques. In the first patient the cutaneous disease was the initial manifestation, and in the second the skin was the only organ affected. We also describe a favorable response to systemic corticosteroids and to psoralen with UVA phototherapy in one patient.

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