Mar 9, 1999
Dr. Holodniy, This is by far the best site on the web - you're a great guy to deal with so many questions with such patience! What is the earliest you have seen peripheral neuropathy develop in hiv infected individuals? Can this happen after a year or so or is it usually much later? Is it usually confined to the feet or can it involve the upper parts of the legs and hands also? Thanks!
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Peripheral neuropathy in the absence of HIV meds that cause neuropathy or other underlying diseases like diabetes or vascular disease, is usually a late manifestation of infection. In my opinion, it would be very unusual during the first year. It usually starts in the feet but can be in the hands. MH
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