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Pruritic Papular Eruption of HIV (PPE-HIV)

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B A predominance of pustules favors the diagnosis of pruritic papular eruption over infective causes such as bacterial or fungal folliculitis.

This answer is incorrect. The predominance of pustules in an HIV-infected patient with diffuse itch indicates a need to evaluate the patient for infectious causes, such as bacterial folliculitis and yeast folliculitis.

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

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