Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 7th, 2005
"Weight loss is a negative prognostic indicator in patients infected with HIV. Mortality rates rise measurably with as little as 3-5% weight loss over 6 months.
"The sensitivity of this measure is at least partly due to the correlation between weight loss and a metabolic cachexia that has been observed with other infections, trauma, and some cancers," scientists in the United States report.
"However," said C. Wanke and coworkers, "the cachexia in patients with HIV, commonly termed wasting, may also be due to, or exacerbated by,...
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