Avascular necrosis and HIV Link?
Dec 14, 2004
Is Avascular Necrosis directly related to HIV infection. I have gotten mixed messages from some research and my PCP who will not acknowledge a link. Where can I find the best answer?
Response from Dr. Pierone
There is no question that avascular necrosis occurs much more commonly in people with HIV infection. There are potential risk factors for this condition that include smoking, corticosteroids, androgenic steroids, diabetes, high cholesterol, and antiretroviral therapy. Here is a link to a good review article.
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