|Buffalo hump and injectable Egrifta
Jan 28, 2011
Is there any research on using the new injectable drug Egrifta to correct body fat gain in the back of the neck. It has proven to be effective on stomach fat.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Egrifta (growth hormone releasing factor) has some benefit in decreasing intra-abdominal fat seen in the setting of HIV-associated lipodystrophy. Its effect on buffalo hump somewhat less clear delineated but there has been some benefit there as well. The drug has been approved in the US though is expensive and the benefits wane when stopped. KH
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