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  • Peripheral Neuropathy: SFAF
    a disorder of the peripheral nerves, usually involving the feet, hands and sometimes the legs, arms and face. Types include demyelinating polyneuropathy, which typically occurs early in HIV disease, and sensory axonal polyneuropathy, which occurs at later stages. HIV-related peripheral neuropathy may involve both large (responsible for burning and tingling sensations) and small (responsible for pain) nerve fibers. Symptoms may include numbness, tingling or burning sensations, sharp pain, abnormal reflexes, weakness and partial paralysis. Peripheral neuropathy is also a side effect of many anti-HIV drugs (e.g., ddC, ddI and d4T). See also polyneuropathy.
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