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A tale of two viruses

M C Madua


A 30-year-old woman presented to Tshepong Hospital, Klerksdorp, South Africa, with a history of rash with papules and pustules, which started on her face and spread to her entire body. There was a typical varicella lesion on the trunk. She was newly diagnosed as HIV-positive and was not yet on antiretroviral therapy.


Author's affiliations

M C Madua, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, and Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Varicella; HIV

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(2):155. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9292

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-12-15
Date published: 2015-01-13

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