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Author Topic: Leaukocytoclastic Vasculitis/HIV+  (Read 1401 times)

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Offline jp1162ga

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Leaukocytoclastic Vasculitis/HIV+
« on: July 22, 2010, 07:10:09 AM »
I have been HIV+ for 2 years and just been diagnosed with Leaukocytoclastic Vasculitis. I'm looking to find out if there is a connection between the two. I have 2 of my Dr's. that say the LV is caused by my HIV+ . The HIV clinic I go to says they are not related. If any one has any information on LV and HIV+ I being related I would like to find out where to get that information. I am new to using forums. If you have any information relating to this subject email me at jpoole1162@aol.com. Put LV/HIV as the subject.

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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Leaukocytoclastic Vasculitis/HIV+
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 07:48:36 AM »
Hi J,

Back in 2006 I developed Henoch-Schoenleins Purpura, which is a form of leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Here is a link which gives some general information about HSP:


Because these conditions are related to immune malfunction my HIV specialist and a consultant immunologist both agreed that my bout of HSP was almost certainly (in their learned opinions) related to AIDS.

At the time I had an extremely high viral load and around 15 CD4 cells.

That said, cutaneous small vessel vasculitis (of any kind) is not peculiar to HIV and as such is not considered to be an AIDS defining illness. This might explain why your HIV service is telling you what they are telling you.


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Re: Leaukocytoclastic Vasculitis/HIV+
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 09:11:56 AM »


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