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232 Possible Causes for HIV Wasting Syndrome

  • HIV Infection

    HIV wasting syndrome. CD4 cell count less than 200/uL or a CD4 lymphocyte percentage below 14 percent. Pulmonary tuberculosis. Recurrent pneumonia.[] […] infection can cause some sequelae, including AIDS-associated dementia/encephalopathy and HIV wasting syndrome (chronic diarrhea and weight loss with no identifiable cause[] Presumptive AIDS Diagnosis (With laboratory evidence of HIV infection.)[]

  • Addison's Disease

    Another possible cause of adrenocortical insufficiency in patients with AIDS is the use of megestrol acetate (Megace) as an appetite stimulant to stem HIV wasting disease.[] Allgrove syndrome Although patients with congenital adrenocortical unresponsiveness to ACTH (Allgrove syndrome) may present with features of glucocorticoid deficiency and[]

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

    syndrome caused by HIV (involuntary weight loss 10% of baseline body weight) associated with either chronic diarrhea (two or more loose stools per day for 1 month) or chronic[] wasting syndrome* Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia Toxoplasmosis of the brain Cryptosporidiosis with diarrhoea for more than one month Cryptococcus, extrapulmonary Cytomegalovirus[] When patients present with profound weight loss and poor general condition due to "wasting syndrome" caused by HIV, they are adequately classified into category C and clinical[]

  • HIV-2 Infection

    ., Kaposi sarcoma and wasting syndrome due to HIV.[] A study from The Gambia comparing HIV-1– and HIV-2–infected AIDS patients revealed similar patterns of AIDS-defining events, with wasting syndrome and pulmonary tuberculosis[] Kaposi sarcoma seems to be more typical of HIV-1 infection, while wasting syndrome is more frequently developed by those infected with HIV-2.[]

  • HIV Wasting Syndrome

    HIV wasting syndrome (HIV WS) is characterized by a minimum of 10 percent weight loss which is accompanied by severe diarrhea, chronic weakness and fever lasting for more[] The association between HIV wasting syndrome and Hispanic ethnicity was due to the much higher prevalence of wasting syndrome reported in Puerto Rican AIDS patients.[] […] pathogenesis and treatment of the HIV wasting syndrome.[]

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections

    syndrome (fever, weight loss, diarrhoea) HIV-associated dementia or memory loss Various dermatitis patterns (e.g. pruritic rash, eosinophilic folliculitis) Skeletal myopathy[] […] invasive) of the cervix Carcinoma of the conjunctiva Carcinoma of the anus T-cell lymphoma Hodgkin's disease Lymphoproliferative disease, pre-lymphomatous Other conditions HIV-wasting[]

  • Substance Abuse Problems

    The weight loss experienced in AIDS patients is referred to as wasting syndrome and is marked by a greater than ten percent loss of body weight.[] Other complications experienced in a conjunction with HIV/AIDS include severe weight loss and kidney disease.[]

  • Hypogonadism

    )-associated wasting syndrome or lipodystrophy Pituitary disease or prior sellar radiation/surgery High risk medications, especially if use is prolonged (e.g., long-acting[] Originally associated with advanced AIDS, particularly wasting syndrome, hypogonadism is now less prevalent in the HIV/AIDS population and is now associated with aging, comorbidities[] End-stage renal disease requiring peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis Type 2 diabetes mellitus Severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV[]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    Lower CD4 cell counts, older age, and the presence of wasting syndrome also are associated with an increased risk of neuropathy in people with HIV/AIDS.[]

  • Growth Failure

    Severe immunodeficiency Anorexia Malabsorption, diarrhea Severe infections, and organ failure (e.g., HIV wasting syndrome ) SCID Genetic Turner syndrome Down syndrome Williams[] […] deficit Excessive thirst and urination Rickets Vitamin D deficiency hypophosphatemia Abnormal epiphyseal development, and bowing of the extremities Immunologic diseases HIV[]

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