Metabolic and morphologic complications of HIV infection

Eid, A.J.; Orenstein, R.

Le Journal Medical Libanais. Lebanese Medical Journal 54(2): 97-105


ISSN/ISBN: 0023-9852
PMID: 17087001
Document Number: 9349
In the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy, long-term complications of HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy deserve heightened attention. Morphologic and metabolic complications seen during the course of HIV infection encompass a variety of entities that may share a common pathophysiologic pathway. This review article will discuss clinical syndromes such as wasting, lipoatrophy/lipohypertrophy, polymetabolic syndrome as well as hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular disease, lactic acidosis, and metabolic bone disease in HIV-infected patients.

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Metabolic and morphologic complications of HIV infection