Myopathies associated with human immunodeficiency virus and zidovudine: can their effects be distinguished?

Myopathy may occur as a complication of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV) infection or from its treatment, zidovudine (ZDV). We reviewed our experience with HIV-infected subjects referred for neuromuscular evaluation and compared features of myopathy in ZDV-treated (+ZDV) and untreated (-ZDV) patients. Fifty patients had myopathy, 25 diagnosed by… CONTINUE READING