Kwashiorkor in patients with AIDS

Murad Alam, Marc E. Grossman*, B. Jack Longley, Paul Ira Schneiderman

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Abstract

Kwashiorkor, a form of severe protein-energy malnutrition that entails loss of lean body weight, occurs endemically among children in many parts of the world but also has been documented in adults. We report a case of kwashiorkor in an HIV-positive adult male. Cutaneous findings are striking, and skin, hair, and nails are affected. Although kwashiorkor occurs in patients with HIV-AIDS, the skin manifestations have not been emphasized in the dermatologic literature. Indeed, dermatologists may play a vital role in diagnosing this treatable condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-327
Number of pages7
JournalCutis
Volume67
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

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  • Dermatology

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    Alam, M., Grossman, M. E., Longley, B. J., & Schneiderman, P. I. (2001). Kwashiorkor in patients with AIDS. Cutis, 67(4), 321-327.