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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