Rapidly growing lipoma as the syndrome of lipodystrophy in HIV-infected child

Mazur-Melewska, Katarzyna; Macedulski, Tomasz; Moryciński, Sebastian; Mania, Anna; Trejster, Ewa; Figlerowicz, Magdalena; Pohland, Justyna; Mańkowski, Przemysław; Służewski, Wojciech
December 2012
Central European Journal of Medicine;Dec2012, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p753
Academic Journal
Introduction: Lipomas are benign mesenchymal tumors composed of mature lipocytes grown in different parts of the body. The giant lipomas are very rare in children, however, highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) can increase their frequency. Case presentation: We present a case of a HIV-infected child who developed the rapidly growing lipoma in the thigh after receiving long-term HAART. Conclusion: The purpose of this report is to highlight the existence of unspecific clinical presentation of lipodystrophy syndrome as the side effect of long HAART in children


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