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Indian J Sex Transm Dis AIDS. 2018 Jan-Jun;39(1):59-60. doi: 10.4103/ijstd.IJSTD_90_16.

Human immunodeficiency virus neuropathy: A new mimicker of leprous neuropathy.

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Department of Skin and VD, JNU Institute for Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.


Peripheral neuropathy is usually the domain of the physician or neurologist. Still, many times patients land up in dermatology department with complaints such as sensory loss, paresthesia, and trophic ulcers. Usually, these patients are evaluated for leprosy and then referred to departments of internal medicine or neurology. We report one such patient who was initially seen by a dermatologist but was ultimately found to be suffering from human immunodeficiency virus neuropathy.


Distal symmetric polyneuropathy; human immunodeficiency virus neuropathy; leprous neuropathy; small fiber sensory neuropathy

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