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definition of wasting and lipodystrophy
Aug 10, 2001

can you please define wasting and lipodystrophy?

recently hiv + (one year) cd4 450 and vload undectactable.... is a swollen abdomen,and a concave butt a sign of these conditions brought on by meds? (combivir viracept one year) thanks.....

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Wasting is defined as a loss of 5-10% of body weight. Lipodystrophy is usually characterized by loss of peripheral body fat in the arms and legs and accumulation of visceral fat(in the abdomen). Loss of muscle mass in the butt can also be part of this syndrome. DTD

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