|Weight Loss during ARS
Jul 3, 2002
Dear Doctors, Please answer this quick one. Everyone talks about weight loss during ARS, but no one talks about how much loss is considered a loss and over what period of time which will alarm a doctor? Say for a 200 pound person how much weight loss will be considered a weight loss? Another is fever a MUST during ARS? Does a sore throat for 3-4 days with ocassional sneezing and coughing qualifies as ARS? I hope someone will clarify these points. Thanks in advance.
Response from Ms. Fields-Gardner
A significant weight loss is considered to be 10% loss of baseline weight. However, lesser amounts of weight over short periods of time are also significant. Fever is one of the signs of ARS (though not all experience significant fever) and while a sore throat with occasional sneezing and coughing could coincide with ARS, I don't think that one would suspect primary HIV infection simply on that basis.
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