painful articular syndrome

painful articular syndrome

Acute pain affecting the large joints (e.g., the ankles, elbows, knees, and/or shoulders) of those infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Its cause is not clearly defined, but HIV infection of the joints is thought to be one explanation.
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A distinct painful articular syndrome was reported in earlier studies but is now uncommon with the use of antiretroviral therapy.
The use of antiretroviral therapy has resulted in a decline in the incidence of DILS and the painful articular syndrome is now uncommon.