|What has happened?
Jan 15, 2011
Dear Doctor. I was diagnosed 2008 with a CD4 of 27! Prior to my diagnosis I has suffered stomach problems, weight loss and loss of apeitite. Other than that I felt 100%. I went on treatment staight away and my CD4 has been climbing ever since. I feel great. However, the year of my diagnosis (prior to meds) I noticed white patches around my eyes: as though I had been wearing sunglasses in the sun. These white patches are still there, while not bothering me significantly other people notice and its a kind of reminder of my condition. What are these patches? Are they a sign of anything more sinister? Can I get rid of these patches? I look forward to your response and appreciate your time. Many thanks.
| Response from Dr. Henry
properly It is not possible to make a diagnosis of a skin condition like you describe without full history and examination. Common facial skin problems in the general population and/or HIV+ persons include seborrhea or fungal infections. Often evaluation by a skin specialist may be needed to best determine the diagnosis but an evaluation by your HIV doc or primary care doctor is recommended for initial assessment. KH
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