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Conditions Misdiagnosed As Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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PML mis-diagnosed by Infectious Disease Specialist

How in God's name can someone who calls themself an Infectious Disease Specialist not recognize or atleast consider that his own immunosupressed patient could have PML????...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Although PML is an opportunistic infection all HIV specialists should be familiar with, making a firm diagnosis of PML can be challenging, as it requires not only a compatible clinical history and MRI findings, but also a brain biopsy... Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost below a link to a recent article which provides information about... Read more »

multiple health conditions

Helllo,I have been a type 1 diabetic for 26 years, hiv positive for 7 years. I have policystic kidneys, high blood pressure, poly neuropathy and now I have been diagnosed with Lupus. What happens now am I screwed, pardon the French? I can't...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That's quite a load. As I am sure you are aware, those varied medical problems require different specialists to oversee them. They can be managed successfully, but requires coordination among the specialists regarding the best strategies and... Read more »

Neuropathy

What is Neuropathy and how is it treated? What are the signs?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Neuropathy in the context of treatment of HIV usually refers to damage of the long nerves of the body by either the HIV virus or from the drugs. The toes and feet are usually first impacted and then the fingers most often both left and right at the... Read more »
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HIV Optic Neuropathy

Posted by toper3
Has anyone hear of this Eye condition? Has anyone ever had problems with there eyes as a result of HIV??--after ruling out EVERYTHING ELSE Read more »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »

Lipodystrophy or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »

Neuropathy. Please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested negative at 3 months. But soon after that I started feeling severe pain on my legs and feet. No I dont feel anything, but is like one day in dont feel nothing the next 2 or 3 days i feel terrible pain. Can it be hiv related neuropathy? Why... Read more »