Hepatitis C seropositivity is not a risk factor for sensory neuropathy among patients with HIV
Cherry, C L; Affandi, J S; Brew, BJ; Creighton, J; Djauzi, S; Hooker, D J; Imran, D; Kamarulzaman, A; Kamerman, P; McArthur, J C; Moore, R D; Price, P; Smyth, Kaarin; Tan, IL; Vanar, S; Wadley, A; Wesselingh, Steve L; Yunihastuti, E
BACKGROUND: Sensory neuropathy (SN) is common in patients with HIV. Hepatitis C (HCV) coinfection is often cited as an HIV-SN risk factor, but data to support this are lacking. This collaboration aimed to examine the association between HCV serostatus and SN risk among ambulatory HIV-positive patients. METHODS: Patients with HIV were assessed in cross-sectional studies in Baltimore, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, and Sydney for SN (defined by both supportive symptoms and...[Show more]
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