|Art blood lipid levels linked to lipodystrophy?
May 17, 2008
Does body shape altering lipdystrophy and/or lipoatrophy relate sometimes/always/never to blood lipid levels?
Can HIV infection alone alter blood levels of lipids?
| Response from Dr. Pierone
Hello and thanks for posting.
Lipodystrophy is often found together with elevated blood lipid level so there is a clear linkage between the two. A common pattern is elevated triglyceride levels along with low HDL cholesterol. HIV infection has also been linked with high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol independent of medication effects.
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