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previous neuropathy
Oct 26, 2005

if someone had previous nerve damage in the feet(nueropathy) and became infected with hiv, would hiv tend to attack those nerves earlier and more easily than nerves that were not damaged?

Response from Dr. Henry

If a contributing factor to neuropathy (such previous nerve damage, diabetes, etc) is present then there may well be increased risk for recurrence/aggravation of peripheral neuropathy from either HIV infection nor from drug side effects. KH



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