HIV-associated adipose redistribution syndrome

HIV-associated adipose redistribution syndrome

a condition often seen in HIV-infected patients, with wasting of subcutaneous fat, particularly in buttocks, extremities, and facial areas, and an increase in intraabdominal adipose deposition; uncertain cause.
Synonym(s): HARS
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Freedland, "HIV-associated adipose redistribution syndrome (HARS): etiology and pathophysiological mechanisms," AIDS Research and Therapy, vol.
A side effect of antiretroviral therapy for HIV is a lipodystrophy syndrome known as HARS (HIV-associated adipose redistribution syndrome) which is characterized by fat being distributed disproportionally on the dorsocervical region ("buffalo hump"), an increase in intra-abdominal fat, and wasting of subcutaneous fat in the extremities and face [60].
Romijn et al., "HIV-associated adipose redistribution syndrome as a selective autonomic neuropathy," The Lancet, vol.