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Lipodystrophy Syndrome

The changes in body fat (loss and/or gain of body fat) and associated metabolic disturbances seen in some people with HIV. Lipodystrophy syndrome may be linked to use of some antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.

Related Term(s): Dorsocervical Fat Pad, Lipoatrophy, Lipohypertrophy, Lipoma, Wasting Syndrome

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