Published in Respiratory Therapeutics Week, October 3rd, 2005
"Wasting is a prominent feature of tuberculosis and may be more severe among individuals with HIV coinfection. It is likely that several biological mechanisms, including the anorexia of infection, are contributing to wasting.
"The purpose of this study was to determine whether leptin concentrations, in relation to the inflammatory cytokine response and level of HIV infection, are contributing to loss of appetite and wasting in adults with pulmonary tuberculosis and HIV infection," investigators in the United States report.
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