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Lipodystrophy syndrome (metabolic syndrome)

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Pediatric AIDS Pictoral Atlas, Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative

Description

Antiretroviral-associated lipodystrophy syndrome in a 17-year-old HIV-infected girl. Although the pathogenesis of the condition is debated, many studies suggest an association with combination antiretroviral therapy. The condition manifests with both physical and metabolic abnormalities.