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Undiagnosed secondary infection
Jan 19, 2000

Dear Dr,

I am a person living 10+ years w/HIV and have a friend whom has been in the Uof Wisc. Med Ctr. for two weeks while they try to determine what is wrong.

Symptoms include fever and chills, hardening of the pectoral muscle, inflamation of the same, flush to red skin, and thus he's lost weight, is listless and speaking of death more frequently. He is on no PI, but takes zerit, epivir and aonther in this class of drugs. Have you heard of any musculat-tissue disorders that remotely sound like this? Do you have an idea who may be of help if you do not have an idea? :)

Thanks a lot

trc

Response from Dr. Feinberg

There isn't enough information for me to tell what is going on here. They may need to do a biopsy of this area to find out. Myositis (infection of muscle tissue) can occur in HIV+s.


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