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Does Peripheral Neuropathy Cause Foot Drop And Toe Curling

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
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peripheral neuropathy

Hello Doctors,when does peripheral neuropathy start normally in the course of hiv infection. Is it from the very beginning meaning acute infection on, or only later in the course of infection?!!Is it right that it can be caused by both, hiv itself...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by HIV infection sometimes in early infection but more often in late infection. Certain HIV drugs (in particular Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy?

Hello Doc,Thanks for your time. My question is about the possible onset of Peripheral Neuropathy. Im HIV+ and have been taking 600mg of Epzicom and Sustiva once a day since May 2007. Im undetectable and my cd4 is 585. Over the last week I have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Drug or HIV related peripheral neuropathy generally involves (usually in a somewhat symmetric manner) the toes/feet before involving the fingers/hands. Would be unusual Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular necrosis. That gets worse with... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy...

Hi Doc.How common is PN in the first 2-3 years of infection?both...1) as a side effect of the medications I may be onand 2) due to the HIV virus aloneAre the new drugs in the pipeline shown to have less side effects when it comes to PN?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...about neuropathy that implies peripheral neuropathy. Although a small percentage of newly infected patients may develop early peripheral nerve disease, it is not common during the first years of HIV infection (secondary problems such as herpes... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...to a single nerve or nerves in a single area) may be caused by acute HIV infection or by nerve compression. Signs may include foot drop, facial droop, or paralysis of the diaphragm (the sheet of muscle in the chest used for breathing).... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support Read more »
Project Inform

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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mitochondrial Toxicity

...acidosis can be fatal. See your health care provider immediately if you have these symptoms. MT may also cause nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy, see Fact Sheet 555 ). It has been linked to kidney damage and hearing loss. Some researchers... Read more »
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Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
... However, it's gotten worst the past few months and I can't go or do anything without having this neropathy in both my feet toes. Is there anything out there that can cure it without surgery. I just received a RX from my doctor called... Read more »

blister on big toe

Posted by worriedbutwell, 1 Reply
...hi everyone, thanks for reading this. about two months ago, a blister formed on the top of my left big toe. i quickly popped it and a clear liquid released. however, it hasn't healed yet and looks like a big mosquito bite. doesn't Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive: Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion? If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...dear jackie blue, my doctor says that i have Peripheral Neuropathy,but my elizer test is still neg at 8-9months. should i need to keep testing until one year.... as im very stressed out.i recently Read more »