Komal F Chopra

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Since the introduction of the first antiretroviral agent, zidovudine (AZT) in 1987, much progress has been made in the chemotherapy of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Currently nine antiretroviral agents are approved for the treatment of individuals infected with HIV or with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). These medications are(More)
Hyperuricemia and gout are known to occur in patients receiving diuretic therapy. More recently recognized, however, is the occurrence of tophaceous gout in patients treated with cyclosporine. We report a 57-year-old man with normal renal function who was started on cyclosporine immediately after undergoing bilateral lung transplantation. Six months later,(More)
A 31-year-old man presented with acute pain in his left arm and hemorrhagic vesicles that followed his left 8th cervical nerve. A diagnosis of herpes zoster was made, and the patient was treated with valacyclovir. He refused testing for antibodies to HIV because he denied being at risk. Two months later he returned with postherpetic neuralgia and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine how human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections affect human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. DATA SOURCE MEDLINE was searched for relevant publications. STUDY SELECTION All studies dealing with both HIV and HPV infections were reviewed. DATA EXTRACTION Publications with clinically relevant data were included in the present(More)
Herpes gestationis (pemphigoid gestationis) is a rare autoimmune disease that appears during pregnancy or in the immediate postpartum period. We report the cases of a mother and neonate with immunofluorescence confirmed herpes gestationis both of whom had extensive cutaneous involvement.
Linear basal cell carcinoma, an uncommon variant of basal cell carcinoma, was first described in 1985. The cases of eight additional patients with this morphologically distinctive variant have been published subsequently. We describe a woman who sequentially developed three linear basal cell carcinomas located within her radiotherapy port. Including our(More)
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