Nutritional effects and support in the patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

@article{Kotler1992NutritionalEA,
  title={Nutritional effects and support in the patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.},
  author={Donald Philip Kotler},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1992},
  volume={122 3 Suppl},
  pages={723-7}
}
Studies of body composition in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients demonstrated body cell mass depletion out of proportion to losses of body weight or fat. The timing of death from wasting was related to the extent rather than the specific cause. However, some patients remain stable for indefinite periods, indicating that wasting is not a constant phenomenon. The development of malnutrition is multifactorial and includes disorders of food intake, nutrient absorption and… CONTINUE READING

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