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Nerve Biopsy For Neuropathy

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations,and feelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and the spine (centralnervous system) and the peripheral nerves (peripheral nervous system). Theperipheral nerves run through the body like webbing, connecting all the partsof the body to the brain and the spine. Any disorder involving the peripheralnervous system is called...
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Use of Immunace as means of combating neuropathy and myopathy.

A 19 year old lady had recently been diagnosed RVD reactive. On her first visit, she had progressive muscle weakness and peripheral neuropathy of +/- 1 month. The patient was unable to walk unassisted. Relavant bloods had been taken (FBC, LFT, viral...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...aware of any clear published data showing that a preparation like Immunace has been proven beneficial in progressive muscle/nerve conditions-any reader who is aware of such a reference is encourage to post the citation so we can read it. KH Read more »

Fatigue, Myopathy, Neuropathy, Elevated CPK

Dr. Franscino,I have been HIV pos for 10 years. I have had an undetectable viral load since starting my treatment 10 years ago. I am religious about taking my regimen. I suffer from fatigue neuro/myopathy and went on full disability about 4 years...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...neuro/myopathy." So let me try to address those issues.First off, I wonder about your diagnosis of neuropathy, if indeed your nerve conduction studies and electromylography were "inconclusive." Your muscle biopsy revealed only "mild levels of... Read more »

Carnitine study for neuropathy

Hi dr. Henry.Did you read this study? Have you ever used this?"Acetyl-l-carnitine (ALCAR) stimulated nerve regeneration in HIV-infected people with peripheral neuropathy and relieved neuropathic pain in most of them.Hypothesizing that restoring...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...using ALCAR starting at 1000 mg and then dosing upwards to evaluate its effect on the symptoms of neuropathy as well as the nerve fiber density evaluations used by the group in Londoon-very interesting and hopeful. The ACTG is also soon opening... Read more »


Sirs, An HIV positive male was treated with the ARV combination of Combivir and Kaletra with positive results or several years. Over a year ago, the patient complained of weakness and pain in of the legs. The primary provider referred the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Combivir related peripheral neuropathy/muscle problems is overall low a full work up including neurology consultation, possible nerve conduction studies, muscle biopsy, lab tests would often be considered. If the nerve problem was due to the one... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...both enclosed in bone (the skull and the vertebrae) and surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The PNS consists of spinal nerves (originating from the spinal cord) and cranial nerves (originating from the brain), as well as ganglia, which are... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...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 condition that affects nearly 20 million people in the US,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Liver Biopsy

...If there is damage (scarring,) HCV treatment may be necessary. Why Do a Biopsy? Even though they can be painful, liver biopsies have several benefits. They are the best way to assess liver damage. The HCV viral load test does not show if... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

... Peripheral Neuropathy (peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy (PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, burning, tingling and sometimes severe pain Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The symptoms have also improved within the last 2 days. If PN is reaching my arms and upper legs, this would indicate advanced nerve damage yes? And if this is true wouldn't I the symptoms only get worse from here on out, not better? And would... Read more »

Yea...Results of Biopsy Are IN

Posted by Bear60, 8 Replies referred to as Barretts Syndrome: simply that damaged cells are replaced by my body with cancer prone cells. They took a biopsy and the call just came in: not progressed to cancer. So, now I get to do the happy dance!!!!! Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have used it now for one month, 1500mg AM/PM. My personal experience with this has been exceptional, it has worked a treat. The neuropathy has reduced by up over 85% at a guess, circulation improved and energy levels increased. So, in my mind,... Read more »

William's Mom's Breast Biopsy - Cancer

Posted by Survivor, 7 Replies
...God has been shinning down on us today. Even though the biopsy of Will's Mom came back as cancer, they are up beat. They will remove the lump which is farily small and then do some light Read more »