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What causes lipodystrophy?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lipodystrophy: Possible causes are HIV infection & antiretroviral therapy such as zerit (stavudine). Other risk factors are being older, caucasian, & obese.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lipodystrophy: Can be congenital (inherited) or acquired (such as HIV or antiretroviral drugs).
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Many causes: Lipodystrophy, fat redistribution. Two different kinds of lipodystrophy, fat wasting, also known as lipoatrophy; fat loss from certain areas of the body, especially the arms, legs, face, and buttocks) fat accumulation, hyperadiposity; build up especially in belly, breasts, and back of the neck.Immune system. Immune diseases , older age, significant weight changes. Cong. Syndromes, partial or diffuse.

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