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Treatment For Low Albumin Levels In Aids Patient

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AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...also needed for nerves and muscles to work properly, and in chemical reactions in the cells. The body controls the amount of calcium in the blood. However, the amount of protein in the blood can affect calcium test results (see albumin). The most common cause of low calcium test results for people with HIV is low protein levels due to malnutrition or wasting. Abnormal calcium levels can indicate digestive problems. Phosphorus , like calcium,...
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Skin hyperpigmentation in AIDS patients = an hypophyse dysfunction?

Is there any treatment or medicine for the hyperpigmentation in Aids patients?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Treatment for hyperpigmentation can be frustrating even in the general population. A consultation by a dermatologist is often recommended to make a proper diagnosis and to determine whether any of the drugs may be contributing or is there a non-HIV... Read more »

the serum albumin

Dear D.barbarathanks for being there to answer for my questionsjust i wanna know what is the problem if the serum albumin is above the normal range it is 49 g/dljust i wanna know if it is dangerous on the liver or not?thanks for your help and support
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No we usually worry about LOW albumin because one of the causes of that is poor liver function. Read more »

HIV/ serum albumin correlation

Is it common or uncommon to have a serum albumin level as high as 48 g/l after several years' untreated HIV infection?
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
...That is a normal value. The usual way albumin level is usually expressed is g/dL. The normal range is about 3.2-5.0g/dL, with an average of 4.1/dL. So, 48g/L is the same Read more »

When is CMV treatment necessary in AIDS patients?

My T-cell count dropped to 15 and my viral load was 800,000. I was then started on anti-viral drugs. The medications have worked well in lowering my viral load (now 196) and raising my T-cell count (now 205). As a result of my low t-cell/high...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post. I'm glad to hear that we're reaching the South Pacific islands. Based on the limited information that I have about your case, I'd be concerned not about CMV, but rather from peripheral neuropathy (PN). PN can be seen in... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...HIV or the HIV drugs. Although you cannot see these changes, they cancause serious long-term health problems. High lipid levels: High levels of blood fats such as cholesterol andtriglycerides can increase your chances of having heart... Read more »
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Drug Level Testing

...Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a medication they are taking. Drug levels that are too high sometimes cause serious side effects. Levels that... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...comes back. The mainside effects are joint aches, water retention, diabetes, increased lipoatrophy,and increased blood sugar levels. Serostim is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat HIVwasting, but not HIV-related fat... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

... Get checked and, if needed, treated for high blood pressure Have regular lab tests to check you lipid and glucose levels Eat a healthy diet, see a dietician if you need help with this Get regular exercise Keep your weight... Read more »
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Posted by ch0182, 1 Reply
...got her lab results first, I had to wait 3 weeks because I just started a new job and my benefits had not kicked in yet. Her levels were CD4 - 467 Viral Load 18752. Because of her being pregnant, she started on meds right away. Now this is... Read more »