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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