Avascular necrosis and HIV Link?
Dec 17, 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. Henry
The data is still inconclusive but it seems to be that HIV infection coupled with other risk factors (notably use of corticosteroids or the presence of other risk factors for avascular necrosis) results in an additive or synergistic effect (so I think HIV does contribute some). I have had a small handful of patients develop avascular necrosis even in the absence of clear risk factors other than HIV infection or perhaps elevated lipids due to HIV drugs. KH
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