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GARCIA-ALVAREZ GARCIA, I et al. Osteonecrosis and HIV. An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2003, vol.20, n.4, pp.29-32. ISSN 0212-7199.

An increase of the incidence of osteonecrosis in subjects infected with the HIV has been reported. It is unknown if osteonecrosis is an HIV infection consequence, or just the consequence of so many risk factors present among HIV infected subjects. We report five osteonecrosis cases found in our series of 534 HIV patients, and we review the related bibliography. All cases have some conventional risk factor different to the HIV or the antiviral treatment. We can’t conclude antiviral treatments are not involved in osteonecrosis, but they have been the only risk factor in none of our patients.

Palabras clave : Osteonecrosis; HIV; Risk factors; Antiviral treatment.

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