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Cortisone And Buffalo Hump

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buffalo hump

I know the buffalo hump will develop in cases in extreme conditions of the adrenal glands--Cushing's syndrome. Why does it develop in HIV/AIDS? Is it the side effect of medicine, or does the medicine effect the adrenal glands/cortisone which then...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
In a limited number of patients, it may well be some abnormally increased cortisol level. However, in HIV infection (and particularly with its treatment with certain drugs, such as the older protease inhibitors), there is some abnormality of how fat... Read more »

buffalo hump

Will medicare pay for removal of my buffalo hump? Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...(sunken cheeks). This may be the most common feature of lipo. Fat deposits can show up in the stomach, the back of the neck (a "buffalo hump"), the breasts (in both men and women) or other areas. Metabolic changes can include increases in... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in the breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy:... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...avoid Zerit. Lipoatrophy, fat loss in the face and limbs (arms and legs) and, to a lesser degree, lipohypertrophy (such as "buffalo hump" and increase in abdominal girth) has been associated with Zerit. Zerit and Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) are... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in the breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy:... Read more »
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buffalo hump

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...has anyone experienced a "buffalo hump"? my doctor says that not enough information is known about the cause or treatment of it. i have consulted with a plastic surgeon Read more »

Buffalo Hump Just Starting

Posted by mike55, 6 Replies
Hi, I have been successly treated with Trizivir for four years (since becoming HIV+). All was well until a few weeks ago I noticed the dreaded hump starting to appear behind my neck. I would like to hear experiences from anyone going through this... Read more »

More info

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...event took place on 2 November 09, and I know because he used to be thin, now he has lypodystrophy, nine month pregnant belly, buffalo hump on back, plus he used to be an idu. Lets say I am 99.9 sure his is pos. Also he is avoiding my... Read more »

Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
Hi! I'm a 41yo French heterosexual man and I live in Pennsylvania. Three years ago, I started to notice a sudden fat loss in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV... Read more »