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Hypertension in the HIV-infected patient

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dc.contributor.author Aoun, Sola
dc.contributor.author Ramos, Emilio
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-27T12:35:38Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-27T12:35:38Z
dc.date.copyright 2000 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1522-6417 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10100
dc.description.abstract HIV infection has reached endemic proportions in many African countries. In addition, HIV infection is a significant cause of renal dysfunction in the United States. HIV patients are at higher risk of developing hypertension at a younger age than the general population. Predisposing factors for developing hypertension include vasculitis in small, medium, and large vessels in the form of leukocytoclastic vasculitis, and aneurysms of the large vessels such as the carotid, femoral, and abdominal aorta with impairment of flow to the renal arteries. A syndrome of acquired glucocorticoid resistance has been described in patients with HIV with hypercortisolism and a lower affinity of the glucocorticoid receptors. The syndrome is characterized clinically by weakness, hypertension or hypotension, and skin pigmentation changes. Acute and chronic renal failure is often associated with HIV infection. The associated dysfunction in water and salt handling often induces hypertension. Finally, atherosclerosis has been described in young adults with HIV infection secondary to receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Hypertension in the HIV-infected patient en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200803754 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Current Hypertension Reports en_US
dc.journal.volume 2 en_US
dc.journal.issue 5 en_US
dc.article.pages 478-481 en_US
dc.keywords Human Immunodeficiency Virus en_US
dc.keywords Glucocorticoid Receptor en_US
dc.keywords Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor en_US
dc.keywords Indinavir en_US
dc.keywords Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Aoun, S., & Ramos, E. (2000). Hypertension in the HIV-infected patient. Current hypertension reports, 2(5), 478-481. en_US
dc.author.email sola.bahous@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs11906-000-0031-1.pdf en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7159-7559 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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