Symptoms of acute HIV are nonspecific and mimic many other viral or bacterial infections.
In turn, VL might promote the clinical progression of HIV and of AIDS-defining conditions, thus, reducing the possibility of recovery after treatment and increasing the incidence of relapse After the first co-infection, by means of clinical and laboratory support, a follow-up protocol of the patient should be created for early detection of relapse and re-infection.
Additionally, in some cases a chronic course with multiple occurrences might take place. Hiv case study presentation represents an important predictor of relapse. In our case, only the 6th and 7th episodes were able to have the peripheral blood PB analyzed by PCR, which showed positive results for Leishmania spp.
Despite the medical importance of a clinical and laboratory monitoring of coinfected patients, this practice is still little used 12 19 ART plays an important role in reducing the effect of opportunistic diseases and in recent studies has shown a reduction in the incidence of VL.
The increased survival resulting from ART might partially explain the high incidence of relapse observed in this population In the present study, during the eight years of follow-up, we observed seven VL infections, despite the patient receiving ART before the first infection.
VL manifestations associated with HIV infection might appear in a classical form, particularly in patients from VL-endemic areas, as well as with relatively aggressive symptoms that are sometimes non-specific and difficult to clinically diagnose This patient presented classic clinical manifestations during the study period, although inwe observed the formation of skin lesions because of the parasite, as assessed by histopathological analysis.
Among the previously treated VL cases, several patients present a skin condition characterized by macular, popular, or nodular lesions, called Post-kala-azar dermal Leishmaniasis PKDL caused by the amastigotes of Leishmania donovani on the Indian subcontinent India, Nepal, Bangladesh and east Africa Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and caused by Leishmania chagasi in South America where it is rarely reported, as well as its presence in HIV positives 2 4 23 It is worth noticing that exclusive involvement of the skin is an unusual condition, because the simultaneous appearance of skin lesions along with other VL manifestations was more frequently observed In this case, the skin lesion suggests a clinical PKDL, which developed five years after the first VL episodes, administration of multiple therapeutic regimens, and treatments of discontinuous secondary prophylaxis.
Although it has been viewed amastigotes in biopsy specimens obtained from skin lesions, the hypothesis of PKDL can be suggested but not stated categorically because there was no characterization of Leishmania species involved in the cutaneous lesions, and may have been an infection of some sort cutaneous Leshmania endemic to the region as L.
Polymerase chain reaction PCR in peripheral blood and bone marrow is a useful tool to diagnose, for follow-up, and detect relapses Although the literature shows that serological analyses are not the most convenient in patients presenting co-infection 1 6two serological tests direct agglutination test and rKbased rapid immunochromatographic test performed enabled the diagnosis of such cases in and In the same years, latex agglutination test and PCR test showed positive results, thus, confirming the data in the literature.
There is currently sufficient evidence suggesting that secondary prophylaxis provides some protective effect but does not completely prevent the occurrence of relapse Based on this case study and literature review, it is evident that co-infection presents typical clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic features, and can be observed in the prognosis of the disease.
Therefore, prospective studies are required to clarify gaps such as the efficacy of secondary prophylaxis and need for clinical and laboratory monitoring tools for the early assessment of relapse or re-infection.
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Acute HIV infection is defined as the phase of HIV disease that occurs immediately after HIV acquisition and is characterized by detectable HIV RNA or HIV p24 antigen in the absence of detectable anti-HIV .