HIV/AIDS Glossary

Lipohypertrophy

Synonym(s): Hyperadiposity

Abnormal accumulation of fat, particularly within the abdominal cavity, the upper back (buffalo hump), and subcutaneous tissue (peripheral lipomatosis). Lipohypertrophy may be linked to HIV infection or certain antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.

Related Term(s): Lipodystrophy Syndrome

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