Unexplained Severe Knee Pain
Oct 15, 2005
I have had severe unexplained pain in both knees. Lab tests and X-rays are unremarkable. Could this type of pain be a side effect of anti-retroviral therapy?
Response from Dr. Henry
Pain localized to the knees would be very unusual to be due exclusively to an HIV med. Bone pain occasionally seen with tenofovir but usually not localized to the knees. Peripheral neuropathy due to HIV meds also doesn't generally involve the kneews. Some rheumatologic disorders may be more common in the setting of HIV infection so evaluation by a rheumatologist may be of value. KH
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