Soropositividade para HIV em doentes de herpes zoster

Soropositividade para HIV em doentes de herpes zoster

Alternative title Seropositivity for HIV among zoster patients
Author Vasconcellos, Mônica Ribeiro de Azevedo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Castro, Luiz Guilherme Martins Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santos, Maurici F. dos Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Abstract Relationship between zoster and seropositivity for HIV is studied. Serum samples from 66 patients presenting acute zoster infection were tested for HIV antibodies, using ELISA. There was no previous selection of patients, what rendered the population studied unbiased. Seven patients (10.6%) were positive for HIV antibodies. Among them six belonged to AIDS risk groups, all were males and six had ages between 19 and 39 years (mean age value 31.7). Results suggest that the finding of zoster in younger age groups is not necessarily linked to HIV infection. When zoster is diagnosed in patients who belong to AIDS risk groups, independently from their age, the association with HIV infection is statistically significative. In these cases zoster can even be considered as a marker for HIV infection and it is mandatory to test these patients for HIV antibodies.

Os autores estudam a relação de zoster com soropositividade para HIV. Foram testados soros de 66 pacientes (31 homens e 35 mulheres) com quadro agudo de zoster, usando-se o método de ELISA para detectar anticorpos anti-HIV. Não houve seleção dos pacientes, evitando assim lidar com amostra viciada. Entre os 7 HIV +, 6 pertenciam a grupo de risco para AIDS, todos eram do sexo masculino e seis tinham idade entre 19 e 39 anos (idade média de 31,7 anos). Os resultados sugerem que o diagnóstico de herpes zoster em pacientes jovens não se vincule necessariamente à infecção pelo HIV. Quando, no entanto, o doente pertence a grupo de risco para AIDS, independentemente de sua idade, existe associação estatisticamente significativa, tornando-se imperativa a pesquisa de anticorpos anti-HIV.
Keywords Herpes Zoster
Language Portuguese
Date 1990-10-01
Published in VASCONCELLOS, Mônica Ribeiro de Azevedo; CASTRO, Luiz Guilherme Martins; SANTOS, Maurici F. dos. Soropositividade para HIV em doentes de herpes zoster. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo, São Paulo , v. 32, n. 5, p. 364-369, out. 1990
ISSN 0036-4665 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Instituto de Medicina Tropical
Extent 364-369
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:A1990EK92900010
SciELO ID S0036-46651990000500010 (statistics in SciELO)

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