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Editor,—A 26 year old, previously fit and well Afro-Caribbean man, presented with a 5 week history of a “flu-like” illness. Initially treated with antibiotics, the patient deteriorated, developing a cough, haemoptysis, progressive breathlessness, intermittent blurring of vision, and a rash. Investigations indicated he was HIV positive.
On examination, though orientated, he looked unwell and was febrile. He had an extensive papulonodular rash on his face, trunk, and limbs. Many of these lesions were centrally umbilicated with areas of associated haemorrhage (fig 1). Respiratory examination revealed decreased air entry in the right chest and coarse inspiratory bi-basal crackles. Funduscopy demonstrated retinal …