The overall prevalence of mycoses in HIV infected patients is up to 80%. The manifestation of candidoses or dermatophytosis is frequently seen before the onset of full-blown AIDS. Both of these fungal infections are of great value for the early clinical diagnosis and the prognosis of an HIV infection. This holds particularly true for oral candidosis, which is thoroughly discussed with respect to diagnostic, epidemiologic, immunologic and therapeutic aspects. The significance of other forms of candidosis in HIV infection is also stressed. The prevalence of dermatophytosis in HIV infected patients is not higher than in other control groups at special risk; the course of dermatophytosis, however, is more often unusual and most extensive. As systematic studies are still lacking today the roll of dermatophytosis in AIDS is mainly considered on the basis of case descriptions.
|Translated title of the contribution||Candidoses and dermatophytoses in HIV infection|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|