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Pruritic Papular Eruption of HIV (PPE-HIV)

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A Typical antipruritic measures are usually effective in relieving the itching associated with this condition.

This answer is incorrect. Pruritic papular eruption of HIV does not typically respond well to usual antipruritic measures, and may warrant more extensive treatment to improve itching and associated symptoms that can negatively impact sleep and other quality of life measures.

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B Pruritic papular eruption is a rare condition in HIV-infected persons, typically seen in patients with high CD4 counts.
C Biopsy and histologic examination of one or more lesions helps to distinguish pruritic papular eruption from other HIV-related conditions that can present with similar findings. .
D A predominance of pustules favors the diagnosis of pruritic papular eruption over infective causes such as bacterial or fungal folliculitis.

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