TITLE

Lipoatrophy Is the Predominant Presentation of HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy in Southern India

PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;6/1/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p1646
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
At Yrg Care, a nonprofit organization and tertiary referral care center in southern India that provides medical and psychosocial care for nearly 4000 people living with HIV infection, all patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) have had anthropometric measurements taken at each clinic visit, starting in January 2002. Among 286 patients receiving ART, researchers have identified 8 patients who developed lipoatrophy while receiving ART. As the number of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy increases in the developing world, and patients survive longer with HIV infection, prospective studies investigating metabolic and morphologic changes are needed to better understand regional differences in the risk factors for and presentation of HIV-associated lipodystrophy.
ACCESSION #
13239367

 

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