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EUHM Resident Report: How is hypokalemia associated with HIV?

The Bottom Line: Adverse events in HIV patients taking tenofovir are relatively rare, postmarketing reports of nephrotoxicity have alerted physicians to other potentially serious outcomes. This study presents a series of 40 patients who developed hypokalemia associated with tenofovir. Identified … Continue reading

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VA Resident Report: How does acute retroviral syndrome result in rhabdomyolysis?

The Bottom Line: More recent studies highlight an increased incidence of HIV associated thrombotic microangiopathies and rhabdomyolysis, the latter from the use of statins in combination with highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) References: Prabahar, M., Jain, M., Chandrasekaran, V., Indhumathi, … Continue reading

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VA Resident Report: Is there an increased risk for patients with Terminal Complement Deficiency and HIV?

The Bottom Line: The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has previously recommended routine vaccination of persons aged ≥2 months who have certain medical conditions that increase risk for meningococcal disease, including persons who have persistent deficiencies in the complement pathway … Continue reading

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