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Neuropathy And Rituxan

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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 AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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Use of Rituxan in CHOP treatment

My oncologist wants to start me on chemotherapy in about two weeks using the CHOP therapy. He wants to use a drug called ituxan as part of the therapy, but has not used with any HIV patients. What are the effects or benefits of using this drug for...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Although you are focussing on the Rituxan, I must first address the use of anti-retroviral medications. Although a viral load of 5000 and a CD4 count of 450 might not qualify in some people's books as a reason for starting HIV drugs, I would... Read more »

I got two different opinions? Radiation or more Rituxan after chemo for non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Greetings, Doctor.I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 2 months ago. It was localized in a 6 cm tumor in my neck. I'm on HAART. CD4 450 VL 5000. I'm about to finish my 3rd and final round of CHOP & Rituxan. It has...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It is never easy for a patient when s/he gets two opinions and they differ. Both of the treatment plans outlined are reasonable. Since you asked me what I would personally do, I treat my HIV-lymphoma patients with 6 cycles of CHOP-Rituxan,... Read more »

Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma: Chemo & Rituxan; Epstein-Barr Virus in my tumor.

Dr. Dezube,Thank you so much for answering my first question(posted August 29,2002),you have helped me so much. Im here to fill you in on my ongoing journey and once again ask your opinion. As you may remember I was contemplating the Chemo question...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Chemotherapy is not one of those things which life prepares you for. Rather the need for it often comes when you least expect it. I believe you have made the right choice. And you should do well. CHOP + rituxan is the right choice. I wish you... 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 »
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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?





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What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »