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Facial Lipodistrofia In Patients Living with HIV/AIDS: From Diagnosis to The Necessary Interventions |Biomed grid

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.4, No. 3)

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Page : 179-182

Keywords : HIV/AIDS Patients; Lipodystrophic Syndrome; Lipodystrophy; Facial Lipoatrophy; AJBSR;

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The advent of Aids has brought new challenges to the health area and the dentist surgeon plays an important role in the management of these patients. Antiretroviral therapy has dramatically changed the morbidity and mortality associated with HIV/Aids infection but has contributed to the emergence of other new situations that require proper approach. Lipodystrophic Syndrome Associated with HIV/AIDS is of multifactorial origin but is strongly associated with the use of antiretrovirals. It comprises alterations in the distribution of body fat, accompanied or not by metabolic alterations. The loss of facial fat, called facial lipoatrophy, is one of the most stigmatizing signs of the syndrome. This condition, often revealing the disease, brought back the stigma of AIDS, leading patients to depression and total seclusion of their daily life activities. It is necessary that Dental Surgeons always share with the multidisciplinary team working with HIV/AIDS patients to identify these changes and seek effective and recommended treatment options for the treatment of facial lipoatrophy associated with HIV/AIDS

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