Disease Information for AIDS Wasting Syndrome

Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Lipoatrophy face
Loss fatty deposits/facial area
Anorexia in Infant
Failure to Thrive
Failure to Thrive Child
Failure to thrive/infant sign
Feeding/Apetite Problems Child
Constitutional symptoms
Failure to Thrive/Adult
Weight Loss
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
SALIVA Rapid HIV antibody test/abnormal
SUDS test (Rapid HIV antibody)/blood positive (labs)
URINE Rapid HIV antibody test/abnormal
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Right Shift (Viral) Differential Smear (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
HIV/Viral RNA/Plasma copies/quantitative (Lab)
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Virus (category)
PROCESS/Complicating/Specific process disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Megestrol (Megace)
RX/Thalidomide (Thalomid)

In an AIDS/HIV patient often the presentation after several years latency from infection;Involuntary weight loss of greater than 10 percent associated with intermittent or constant fever and chronic diarrhea or fatigue for more than 30 days in the absence of a defined cause other than HIV infection;A constant feature is major muscle wasting with scattered myofiber degeneration;know as "Slim disease" in Africa


External Links Related to AIDS Wasting Syndrome
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)