Monkeypox in a patient with HIV: case report




Viruela Símica, VIH, Sífilis, Gonorrea, Virus de la Viruela del Simio, Proctitis, Bolivia


Monkeypox (Mpox) is a zoonotic disease, endemic in some areas of Africa. But since May 2022, multiple cases of Mpox have been reported in non-endemic countries. We present the case of a patient with a history of HIV, as well as rash in several areas of the body, mostly in the gluteal region, associated with cervical lymphadenopathy and infectious proctitis. Diagnosis was confirmed by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) of skin lesion samples. Treponema pallidum and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection was confirmed by serology and rectal discharge culture, respectively. The patient received antibiotics specific for gonorrhea
and syphilis and his condition improved due to symptomatic and immunomodulatory therapy.


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Franco Lacato AO, Chaparro Mérida NA, Moreno Samper D, Orellana Padilla DS, Vides Melendres D, Auza Santivañez JC. Monkeypox in a patient with HIV: case report. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [nternet]. 2023 May 10 [cited 2023 Sep. 26];40(2):229-35. vailable from:



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