Hiv Sores On Scalp

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Sores/scabs on scalp

I have been HIV+ for about 10 years and for almost all of that time I have had small scabs and/or sores on my scalp. My T-cells are 1,100 and my viral load is under 1,000. My dermatologist and my PCP do not know what is causing them. Can you help me...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Very difficult to diagnose a skin/scalp disorder that has eluded your HIV specialist or dermatologist. Seborrheic dermatitis is very common is HIV + patients (dandruff like at times in the scalp) so Read more »

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