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Is lupus associated with HIV?

Is lupus associated with HIV?

Background: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is rarely reported in association with HIV infection. The coincidence of autoimmune diseases in the setting of immunocompetence loss during HIV infection may seem paradoxical.

Can HIV be mistaken for lupus?

There is certainly overlap of cutaneous features in both SLE and HIV infection, e.g., the malar rash of lupus could be confused with seborrheic eczema in HIV infection, and oral ulcers are common in both conditions, as are vasculitis and the predisposition to opportunistic infections.

How does HIV affect lupus?

Although HIV infection can mimic the manifestations of various autoimmune disorders, the coexistence of HIV and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been rarely reported. The exact impact of HIV on SLE and vice versa is unclear.

What is dermatological manifestation of HIV?

Most common HIV-related dermatological manifestations were seborrheic dermatitis (74.16%), xerosis (52.5%), generalized skin hyperpigmentation 56 (46.67%), onychomycosis 53 (44.16%), pruritic papular eruption 27 (22.5%), oral candidiasis 21 (17.5%), photo dermatitis 21 (17.5%), and scabies 4 (3.33%).

Does lupus have a viral load?

In a study Larsen on 76 patients affected by inactive lupus and 42 patients with active lupus showed that average of viral load in patients with active and inactive lupus is 19,300copy/ml (35,400-2,800) and 17300copy/ml (28,900-2,900) respectively.

Can lupus cause false positive mono test?

HIV, lupus, lymphoma, rubella, hepatitis, and other viral infections may cause a false-positive result.

Is there a link between Epstein-Barr and lupus?

After infection, EBV becomes dormant, and people remain infected throughout their lives without any symptoms. Previous studies suggested that EBV infection may play a role in the development of systemic lupus erythematosus and other autoimmune illnesses.

When does EBV IgM turn positive?

Anti-VCA IgM appears early in EBV infection and usually disappears within four to six weeks. Anti-VCA IgG appears in the acute phase of EBV infection, peaks at two to four weeks after onset, declines slightly then persists for the rest of a person’s life.

Can a viral infection cause lupus?

Viruses that have been linked to lupus include: Cytomegalovirus. Epstein-Barr virus, which causes mononucleosis. Varicella-zoster virus, which causes chickenpox and shingles.

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