Prurigo in People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Cotonou, Benin | 17959
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Prurigo in People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Cotonou, Benin


Hugues Adegbidi, Marcel Djimon Zannou, Felix Atadokpede, Fabrice Akpadjan, Christiane Koudoukpo, Berenice Degboe, Elisa Cinotti, Angele Azon, Hubert Gambada Yedomon

Prurigo is a dermatosis especially prevalent among patients infected with HIV. The objective of this work was to study the clinical and epidemiological features of prurigo in a population infected with H IV in Cotonou. This was a cross-sectional study on peo ple living with HIV (PLHIV) in a center of care ove r a period of six months. The data were collected emp loying a survey form and were processed and analyzed using Epi Info 6. 117 People Living with HI V (PLHIV) were seen during the study period. Prurigo was present in 53.80% of patients and repre sented the most common skin disease (34.16%). The maculo-papular lesion was the most frequent, re presenting 36.40% of the clinical forms. The most frequent sites were the lower and upper limbs follo wed by the trunk. The prevalence of prurigo was statistically higher in patients with a low CD4 cou nt.

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