"HIV Wasting Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Involuntary weight loss of greater than 10 percent associated with intermittent or constant fever and chronic diarrhea or fatigue for more than 30 days in the absence of a defined cause other than HIV infection. A constant feature is major muscle wasting with scattered myofiber degeneration. A variety of etiologies, which vary among patients, contributes to this syndrome. (From Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 13th ed, p1611).
|HIV Wasting Syndrome
- HIV Wasting Syndrome
- HIV Wasting Disease
- Slim Disease
- Wasting Syndrome, HIV
- AIDS Wasting Syndrome
- Wasting Syndrome, AIDS
- Wasting Disease, HIV
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