HIV-related fat redistribution syndrome

HIV-related fat redistribution syndrome

The atrophy of subcutaneous fat from the arms, legs, and face of some patients treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS, accompanied by increased fat accumulation in the abdomen, the trunk, and near the intraperitoneal organs.
Synonym: antiretroviral treatment-related lipodystrophy syndrome
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