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Persistent Motor Or Sensory Neuropathy Symptoms

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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 except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people with HIV develop PN. Some PN is a breakdown of the nerve endings (axons) that send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is...
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causes of sensory neuropathy

although i have full-blown aids (cd4-134)my question is about my best friend who has been HIV+ for nearly 17 years, and his cd4 count is 851. he has been on a Combivir/Sustiva cocktail for 2 years. he is now experiencing pain and tingling from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
3TC (a component of Combivir) can cause peripheral neuropathy (drug related almost always involves the foot first-usually in a fairly symmetric manner). HIV can mimic that. Some vitamin deficiencies (i.e.vitamin B12) can cause neuropathy as can... Read more »

loss of feeling

Dear Sir,I was infected with HIV about 16 years ago. I rarely take medication. Around 1991 I noticed when I was shaving my legs that I had lost feeling in my skin. what has caused this??This has persisted and I do not feel with my skin like I...
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
...Medications to treat HIV are the most common cause of this kind of sensory neuropathy, where you get a numbness or tingling in the feet, hands, or legs. HIV itself and CMV have been thought to do this. Other diseases Read more »

Just an update Dr Bob!

Hi Doc. I wrote to you around 6 months ago. The title of my previous post was "Ongoing neuropathy or not". Just thought I'd let you know that many of my symptoms still persist although they are much less severe. I am writing to tell you that you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Formerly Nutter,Thanks for writing back and sharing your story and the insights you have gained from your experience. Hopefully other "nutters" will heed your advice and become "formerly nutters," rather than "excessive-testing flutternutters."... Read more »

neuropathy question/

can someone who is recently infected (2 years or less) develope neuropathy but still have normal or near normal cd4 counts and low viral load?In other words, I have been told that in treatment naive patients, hiv can still cause neuropathy but is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV does have a tendency to go to some type of nerve cells such as in the brain. Peripheral sensory neuropathy when due to HIV is usually seen with lower CD4 counts though occasionally some patients seem to have more of a problem with that Read more »
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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 References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? ... Read more »
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Videx EC

...steatosis) and lactic acidosis (accumulation of lactate in the blood and abnormal acid-base balance). Lactic acidosis may cause persistent fatigue, abdominal pain or distension, nausea/vomiting, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and... Read more »
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Zerit

...steatosis) and lactic acidosis (accumulation of lactate in the blood and abnormal acid-base balance). Lactic acidosis may cause persistent fatigue, abdominal pain or distension, nausea/vomiting, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and... Read more »
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Epivir

...steatosis) and lactic acidosis (accumulation of lactate in the blood and abnormal acid-base balance). Lactic acidosis may cause persistent fatigue, abdominal pain or distension, nausea/vomiting, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and... Read more »
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