Erythroderma as the initial presentation of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

C. K. Janniger, P. Gascon, R. A. Schwartz, N. P. Hennessey, W. C. Lambert

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A 32-year-old black homosexual man, seronegative for human immunodeficiency virus antibody, presented with erythroderma. His peripheral blood was significant for circulating Sezary-like cells bearing the CD8(+) phenotype. Eighty-eight percent of his lymphocytes were CD8(+) as well. He seroconverted 3 months after the initial presentation. We conclude that erythroderma was the presenting sign of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-145
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


  • acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • erythroderma
  • skin neoplasms

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