Sonographic assessment of facial HIV-related lypoatrophy

Ada Petrone, Elisa Busi Rizzi, Vincenzo SchininÀ, Massimo Cristofaro, Jelena Ivanovic, Rita Bellagamba, Luca Fracasso, Emanuele Nicastri, Pasquale Narciso, Corrado Bibbolino

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the utility of ultrasonography (US) for assessing and grading facial lypoatrophy (FLA) in patients with HIV. DESIGN The social effect of FLA is huge and may reduce antiretroviral therapy adherence. Strategies for the early detection of FLA are crucial, because complete correction of FLA in late stages is unlikely. METHODS Fifty-two HIV-positive patients undergoing highly active antiretroviral therapy underwent US with nasogenian transversal scan using a high-frequency broadband transducer (5-17 MHz) to detect FLA. Intra- and interobserver variability were calculated to assess US reproducibility. Concerning FLA grading, patients were categorized in five clinical classes and four US classes. RESULTS Our results regarding inter- and intraobserver coefficients of variation permit the validation of US as a reproducible technique (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1066-1072
Number of pages7
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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Ultrasonography
HIV
Observer Variation
Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
Transducers
Therapeutics

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  • Dermatology
  • Surgery

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Sonographic assessment of facial HIV-related lypoatrophy. / Petrone, Ada; Rizzi, Elisa Busi; SchininÀ, Vincenzo; Cristofaro, Massimo; Ivanovic, Jelena; Bellagamba, Rita; Fracasso, Luca; Nicastri, Emanuele; Narciso, Pasquale; Bibbolino, Corrado.

In: Dermatologic Surgery, Vol. 35, No. 7, 07.2009, p. 1066-1072.

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Petrone, Ada ; Rizzi, Elisa Busi ; SchininÀ, Vincenzo ; Cristofaro, Massimo ; Ivanovic, Jelena ; Bellagamba, Rita ; Fracasso, Luca ; Nicastri, Emanuele ; Narciso, Pasquale ; Bibbolino, Corrado. / Sonographic assessment of facial HIV-related lypoatrophy. In: Dermatologic Surgery. 2009 ; Vol. 35, No. 7. pp. 1066-1072.
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