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Infect Chemother. 2014 Jun;46(2):115-119. English. Case Report.
Jeong YS , Kim MS , Shin JH , Cho JK , Lee HI , Kim HJ , Choi JP .
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Dermatology, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that involves immune-mediated cutaneous inflammation and keratinocyte hyperproliferation. Psoriasis in patients with HIV responds poorly to treatment and has a high morbidity rate, thus posing a challenge to clinicians. Until now, there have been no documented cases of acitretin therapy for HIV-associated psoriasis in Korea. Here, we report a case of safe and successful therapy with acitretin in a 52-year-old man with HIV-associated psoriasis that responded poorly to previous treatments including steroids and ultraviolet B phototherapy. We also review the relevant literature.

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