Lipodystrophy in HIV Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 13, 2021
  • Author: David T Robles, MD, PhD, FAAD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is HIV-associated lipodystrophy?

What is the pathophysiology of HIV-associated lipodystrophy?

What causes HIV-associated lipodystrophy?

What is the prevalence of HIV-associated lipodystrophy in the US?

What is the global prevalence of HIV-associated lipodystrophy?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of HIV-associated lipodystrophy?

What is the prognosis of HIV-associated lipodystrophy?

Presentation

Which physical findings are characteristic of HIV-associated lipodystrophy?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of HIV-associated lipodystrophy?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of HIV-associated lipodystrophy with lipohypertrophy?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of HIV-associated lipodystrophy with lipoatrophy?

What are the differential diagnoses for Lipodystrophy in HIV?

Workup

How is HIV-associated lipodystrophy diagnosed?

What is the role of a lipid panel in the workup of HIV-associated lipodystrophy?

Treatment

How is HIV-associated lipodystrophy treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of HIV-associated lipodystrophy?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with HIV-associated lipodystrophy?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of HIV-associated lipodystrophy?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of HIV-associated lipodystrophy?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of HIV-associated lipodystrophy?