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Rare Causes Of Neuropathy

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Opinion on cause of neuropathy

In the last two weeks I have been experiencing neuropathy in my hands, forearms, feet and lower legs. I have been on meds (Combivir and Sustiva) for two years. In addition, I take 10 mg of Lipitor because my cholesterol continued to elevate...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The 3TC component of Combivir can rarely cause neuropathy. An evaluation by a neurologist is often helpful to pinpoint the type/cause of the neuropathy. HIV drug related neuropathy usually begins in the toes/feet with numbness/tingling (usually... Read more »

False negatives, rare strains, etc.

Hi Dr Erik,I'm hoping you can help me as I've been troubled for sometime now with the... Read more »

Another Neuropathy Question?

Hello again. Curious if Neuroapathy is a side effect of certain anti-viral drugs ( Zerit, etc.) and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Rare Chlamydia Infection Found: Unusual Strain Can Cause Scars, Swelling or Death

On Tuesday, Alberta Health officials reported three probable cases of the rare STD lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) in Calgary. The patients are currently undergoing tests to confirm the diagnosis. Positive test results would bring the total number of... Read more »
Rockefeller University

New Theory Suggests How Hepatitis C May Cause Rare Immune Disease

Of the hepatitis alphabet, the C variant may be the nastiest. In 1990, researchers observed that most patients with hepatitis C also develop a rare autoimmune disease called mixed cryoglobulinemia, a condition that frequently leads to cancer,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

Table of Contents Introduction A Snapshot of the Nervous System Clinical Features of Peripheral Neuropathy Development of DSPN Diagnosing DSPN Risk Factors for DSPN Neuropathy Management DSPN Therapies Conclusion Selected... 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 in the toes, feet and legs, and sometimes in the... Read more »
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Rare Strain???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What is your opinion? Following intercourse (unprotected insertive vaginal) with a sex worker in the Philippines in July, 2002 I experiences a flu-like illness 3 weeks later. Most symptoms subsided in a week or so, some lasted a longer. ... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just a few queries on HIV related neuropathy.

As I understand it, in most (~99%) cases it is the meds that cause neuropathy in HIV infected individuals and not the disease itself. I have also read, however, that peripheral neuropathy can occur very... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
JUST HAD A QUESTION. IS THIS SOMETHING U GET IN EARLY HIV INFECTION? I'VE FELT THIS PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION ON BOTH ARMS AND BURNING FEET AND NOW IM SCARED I HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I... Read more »

Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »