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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