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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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another neuropathy question

dear doctor, have never taken any medications ( in fifth year now ), all lab results show perfectly normal counts of cd4, cd8, and %s, I'm very healthy, never had and still have no sypmtoms..other than this: a very small section of skin under one...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It would be highly unusual for HIV to cause isolated neuropathy in the arm pit area as you describe particularly with a decent CD4 count. KH Read more »

neuropathy

I developed neuropathy in my hands 6yrs ago (within a month of starting meds). Since then it has spread to my feet and legs. I have taken all the recommended treatments and been virtually electrocuted by 2 neurologists doing nerve conduction...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV related or HIV drug related neuropathy generally starts in the toes/feet so your experience would be unusual if due mostly to HIV or one of your drugs (you don't mention Read more »

good labs no haart and neuropathy=/

I was recently diagnosed with PN. My symptoms day to day have ranged from mild with a hot pepper sensation in my feet, some numbness on part of a hand and one part of my shin to excruciating to the point I can't have shoes on and when I ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...absolutely agree with you: 46 does not qualify as "old age!"Regarding your discomfort, who made the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy (PN)? I would definitely seek the consultation of an HIV-knowledgeable neurologist for two reasons. First, they... Read more »

Anemia & Neuropathy

my current HIV regimen for the last three months includes: Timpranavir, Norvir, Kaletra,Combivir,Fuzeon & Foscarnet. I am also on triple anti fungal therapy for aspergilius in sinus. Ambisome, Cancidas(both IV) and voriconosol/Vfend oral. Over...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...given the complexity of your regimen and situation. Anemia can aggravate some of the symptoms of neuropathy in my experience. Swelling and paresthesias can mimic neuropathy and can be aggraveted by Procrit. Epivir can cause a peripheral... 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 Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV-Related Peripheral Neuropathies and Their Treatment

... HIV-Related Peripheral Neuropathies and Their Treatment (State-of-the-Art Lecture L8) Authored by Justin McArthur View the original abstract Justin McArthur Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tuberculosis (TB)

...simple skin test for TB infection. A protein found in TB bacteria is injected into the skin of your arm. If your skin reacts with swelling more than a certain size, you have probably been infected with the TB bacteria. People with HIV should get... Read more »
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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 »
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chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

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

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not sure if it is a normal fat deposit, a swollen muscle, or a... Read more »