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AIDS

Thursday 7 April 2005

Synopsis

- opportunistic infections

- cardiovascular lesions (17163794)

  • myocarditis
  • dilated cardiomyopathy
  • pericardial effusion
  • pericarditis
  • left ventricle hypertrophy
  • fibrocalcific arteriopathy
  • aneurysms
  • fibrocalcific lesions in medium-sized arteries and small vessels, mainly of the heart and brain
  • vasculitis
  • chronic inflammatory infiltrates in the the vasa vasorum of large arteries leukocytoclastic vasculitis

- central nervous system infections
- AIDS dementia

- adult-type atherosclerosis

- cachexia

See also

- metabolic-dyslipemic syndrome induced by the HAART therapy

  • subepericardial, periadrenal, and peripancreatic fat deposits

References

- O’Brien SJ, Nelson GW. Human genes that limit AIDS. Nat Genet. 2004 Jun;36(6):565-74. PMID: 15167933

- Winkler C, An P, O’Brien SJ. Patterns of ethnic diversity among the genes that influence AIDS. Hum Mol Genet. 2004 Apr 1;13 Spec No 1:R9-19. PMID: 14764621