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Red fingers syndrome and HIV infection
  1. Vânia Oliveira de Carvalho1,
  2. Cristina Rodrigues da Cruz2,
  3. Leide Parolin Marinoni3,
  4. Betina Werner4,
  5. Tony Tanous Tahan5,
  6. Hermênio Cavalcante Lima6
  1. 1Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
  2. 2Division of Pediatric Infectology UFPR, Hospital de Clínicas da UFPR, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
  3. 3Division of Pediatric Dermatology UFPR, Hospital de Clínicas da UFPR, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
  4. 4Division of Pathology UFPR, Hospital de Clínicas da UFPR, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
  5. 5Division of Pediatric Infectology UFPR, Hospital de Clínicas da UFPR, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
  6. 6Division of Clinical Immunology UFPR, Hospital de Clínicas da UFPR, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Vânia Oliveira de Carvalho
    Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Rua Richard Strauss, 62, Vista Alegre, CEP: 80820-110, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil; rcarvalho50{at}hotmail.com

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An 18 month old female, with a history of perinatally acquired HIV infection, treated with estavudine, lamivudine and ritonavir, was CDC immunological category 3 (T CD4+ lymphocytes: 467/μl), clinical category 3 and had a viral load log10 of 5.0. The child presented with painless erythematous lesions, which blanched under pressure, in the periungual …

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