Rheumatic manifestations in populations at risk for HIV infection: the added effect of HIV.

Abstract

We assessed the frequency and variability of rheumatologic manifestations in 2 populations with similar risk factors for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, of which only one was affected. We studied 2 populations at risk for HIV infection (homosexual and intravenous drug users). Group A: 89 individuals carried the virus; and Group B: 80 individuals were HIV negative. In Group A (HIV+) 66.1% had rheumatic manifestations including arthralgias, Reiter's syndrome, arthritis, enthesitis, psoriatic arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, myopathy, septic arthritis, and lupus-like illness. In contrast, in Group B (HIV-) only 2 had arthralgias, 2 Reiter's syndrome, and 1 rheumatoid arthritis. In summary, rheumatic complaints are common in patients with HIV, and HIV positivity confers an increased susceptibility in populations with similar risk factors for HIV infection.

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@article{Berman1991RheumaticMI, title={Rheumatic manifestations in populations at risk for HIV infection: the added effect of HIV.}, author={Albert Berman and Guillermo Ra{\'u}l Reboredo and Alberto J Spindler and M E Lasala and Horacio L{\'o}pez and Luis Rolan Espinoza}, journal={The Journal of rheumatology}, year={1991}, volume={18 10}, pages={1564-7} }