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A 44-year-old female asked:

I've noticed recently prominent temporal wasting in a friend, 43yo male, along with wgt loss. what could be the causes?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Many possibilities: HIV infection is notorious to cause temporal wasting. Malignancies- cancers and chronic opiate use can cause weight loss as well, being the most common. How is his appetite?

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Last updated Nov 8, 2015

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