Rheumatoid arthritis associated to HIV infection.

  title={Rheumatoid arthritis associated to HIV infection.},
  author={Asmae Azeroual and Hicham Harmouche and Laila Benjilali and Zoubida Tazi Mezalek and Mohamed Adnaoui and Mohamed Aouni and Abdelaziz Maaouni},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  volume={19 6},
Infection by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is characterized by a myriad of clinical manifestations affecting almost every organ system in the body. During this infection, the immune system becomes dysfunctional because of the existence of immunodeficiency and immune hyperactivity, and a disregulated production or activity of cytokines. Some of these mechanisms explain the development of rheumatic manifestations associated with HIV infection. Highly active antiretroviral therapy has changed… CONTINUE READING
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