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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 165-166

Spontaneous penile skin gangrene in AIDS

Department of Genito-Urinary Surgery, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, India

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Mallikarjuna N Reddy
Department of Genito-Urinary Surgery, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
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AIDS is a systematic infection of retrovirus causing immunodeficiency. Many varied manifestations of the dis­ease have been reported. Systemic vasculitis has been re­ported in as one of the manifestations of the syndrome. This has resulted in areas of skin necrosis in varied parts of 'the body. We report a case of penile skin necrosis which occurred spontaneously in a 25-year-old male patient with no evidence of trauma or infection.

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