Also referred to as osteonecrosis. A disease resulting from temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone. It is a possible late complication that may be associated with Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART). The most common site is the femoral head. Many patients have other risk factors including alcohol abuse, hyperlipidemia, corticosteroid use, and hypercoagulability (increased clotting ability of the blood).
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