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Neuropathies common with stavudine, didanosine

KEY POINT

A study in Neurology suggests that HIV-infected patients who have been exposed to stavudine (Zerit—Bristol-Myers Squibb) or didanosine have significantly heightened risks for developing symptomatic sensory neuropathies.

SOURCES

Cherry CL et al. Antiretroviral use and other risks for HIV-associated neuropathies in an international cohort. Neurology. 2006;66:867–73.

Keswania SC et al. HIV-associated sensory neuropathies. AIDS. 2002;16:2105–17.