|TNF Alpha and lipoatrophy
Dec 7, 2003
Sorry for raising this again, but I would hugely appreciate your insight: I have a very low TNF Alpha level (less than 3, with less than 20 being normal on the Lab's refernce range). I am not yet on HAART - does the very low TNF Alpha level mean that I am very unlikely to develop facial or other wasting? I do have some central obesity, which coincided with the onset of infection (lost 30 pounds in a few weeks during primary infection phase and a few months later, the weight came back and kept piling onto my stomach!).
I would greatly appreciate your advice on whether the low TNF level, if it remains very low, is likely to affect the issue of my developing lipoatrophy and/or lipodystrophy.
Response from Dr. Moyle
See posted answer....please try an avoid reposting questions a few days later if it has not been answered immediately
TNF Alpha/lipoatrophy and lipodystrophy
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