Lipodystrophic syndrome in children and adolescents infected with the human immunodeficiency virus.

@article{Alves2008LipodystrophicSI,
  title={Lipodystrophic syndrome in children and adolescents infected with the human immunodeficiency virus.},
  author={Cr{\'e}sio Arag{\~a}o Dantas Alves and Ana Cl{\'a}udia Becattini de Oliveira and Carlos R Brites},
  journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={342-8}
}
The introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for the treatment of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) has resulted in greater survival of patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, the use of these drugs has been associated with lipodystrophic syndrome (LS), which is characterized by metabolic alterations (dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, diabetes, and lactic acidosis) and abnormal corporal fat distribution. Clinically, LS may manifest as… CONTINUE READING

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