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HIV Wasting Syndrome Summary

Description: Involuntary weight loss of greater than 10 percent associated with intermittent or constant fever and chronic diarrhea or fatigue for more than 30 days in the absence of a defined cause other than HIV infection. A constant feature is major muscle wasting with scattered myofiber degeneration. A variety of etiologies, which vary among patients, contributes to this syndrome. (From Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 13th ed, p1611).

Also Known As: Wasting Syndrome, AIDS; AIDS Wasting Syndrome; HIV Wasting Disease; Slim Disease; Wasting Disease, HIV Show All >>

Networked: 49 relevant articles (2 outcomes, 8 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for HIV Wasting Syndrome

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Cannabinoids : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  2. Testosterone (Sustanon) : 3 studies in 10 results : FDA 13
  3. Thalidomide (Thalomid) : 2 studies in 2 results : FDA 2
  4. Human Growth Hormone (Saizen) : 1 study in 2 results : FDA 15 Generic
  5. Nandrolone (Nortestosterone) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  6. Zidovudine (Retrovir) : 7 results : FDA 42 Generic
  7. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor) : 6 results : IBA
  8. Iron : 3 results : IBA
  9. Insulin-Like Growth Factor I (IGF-1) : 3 results : IBA
  10. Interleukin-1alpha (Interleukin 1 alpha) : 2 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to HIV Wasting Syndrome

  1. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  2. Vomiting
  3. Nausea
  4. Multiple Sclerosis
  5. Glaucoma
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Key Therapies for HIV Wasting Syndrome

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  1. Analgesia : 1 outcome in 1 result
  2. Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) : 1 study in 4 results
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 3 results
  4. Hormone Replacement Therapy (Therapy, Hormone Replacement) : 1 result

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