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Rheumatic Manifestations in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Patient: A Diagnosis and Treatment Dilemma

Chirca, Ioana MD*; Popescu, Gabriel-Adrian MD, PhD*†

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: July 2009 - Volume 17 - Issue 4 - p 279-280
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318191787c
Case Reports

We describe a case of arthritis and subcutaneous nodules in a 34-year-old woman with anti-ribonucleoprotein presence and no response to glucocorticoid treatment. A human immunodeficiency virus infection was diagnosed, and the antiretroviral therapy completely controlled the rheumatic manifestations.

From the *"Matei Bals" Infectious Diseases Institute and †Carol Davila University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania.

Reprints: Gabriel-Adrian Popescu, MD, PhD, "Matei Bals" Infectious Diseases Institute, Grozovici str, nr.1, sector 2, Bucharest, Romania. E-mail:

The work was done in Infectious Diseases Department, "Matei Bals" Infectious Diseases Institute, Bucharest, Romania.

The authors did not have any financial support.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.