HIV wasting syndrome
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HIV wasting syndromeA clinical complex linked to HIV infection, and characterised by a marked decrease in weight associated with chronic renal insufficiency and caused by poor nutrition and anorexia, endocrine dysfunction and catabolic stresses (e.g., infection, uraemia and dialysis). The wasting syndrome is mediated by tumour necrosis factor (as well as by interleukin-1 and interferons), which reduces lipoprotein lipase, fatty acid synthesis and increases lipolysis in fat cells.
Adequate anti-retroviral therapy, fat-rich diet, exercise, recombinant human growth hormone (which increases lean body mass by ± 3 kg and increases the capacity for physical work).
HIV wasting syndromeAIDS A clinical complex linked to HIV infection and characterized by marked weight loss, renal failure, and caused by poor nutrition and anorexia, endocrine dysfunction, and catabolic stress–eg, infection, uremia, dialysis; HWS is mediated by TNF, IL-1 and IFNs, resulting in ↓ lipoprotein lipase, ↓ fatty acid synthesis, and ↑ lipolysis in fat cells Treatment Recombinant hGH. See AIDS therapy.
wast·ing syn·drome(wāst'ing sin'drōm)
Synonym(s): HIV wasting syndrome.
Patient discussion about HIV wasting syndrome
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