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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). Use of some antiretroviral (ARV) drugs may cause lipohypertrophy.

Related Term(s): Lipodystrophy Syndrome

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