Journal article

The prevalence of lipodystrophy in an ambulant HIV-infected population: it all depends on the definition.

VM Carter, JF Hoy, M Bailey, PG Colman, I Nyulasi, AM Mijch

HIV Medicine | Published : 2001

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study's objective was to determine the prevalence of body shape changes and metabolic abnormalities in an ambulant population with HIV infection. Three different definitions of lipodystrophy were used to assess these changes. Patients' anthropometric measures and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans were compared in order to estimate fat distribution in this population. We sought to evaluate potential predictors for lipodystrophy according to each of the three definitions. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study in the outpatient clinic of a tertiary referral hospital in Melbourne, Australia. We enrolled a total of 167 HIV-infected ambulatory patients over 3 m..

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