TITLE

Bilateral pedal edema in an HIV patient: Lopinavir/Ritonavir-containing treatment regimen as a potential cause?

AUTHOR(S)
Shihab, Hasan M.; Lutwama, Fred; Piloya, Theresa; Castelnuovo, Barbara; Kambugu, Andrew D.; Colebunders, Robert
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Infection in Developing Countries;2009, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p405
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A large number of patients are switched to second-line antiretroviral therapy, especially in resource limited settings. Lopinavir/Ritonavir is the main drug used in second-line treatment regimens. We describe a patient attending an HIV treatment centre in Kampala, Uganda, who presented with bilateral non-tender pitting inflammatory edema two weeks after switching to a Lopinavir/Ritonavir-containing second-line treatment regimen. The lack of an alternate explanation led us to suspect that Lopinavir/Ritonavir was potentially responsible for the edema.
ACCESSION #
44232530

 

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