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HIV Wasting Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
HIV Wasting Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C01.221.250.875.520
C01.221.812.640.400.520
C01.778.640.400.520
C01.925.782.815.616.400.520
C01.925.813.400.520
C12.100.937.640.400.520
C18.452.915.520
C18.654.940.520
C20.673.480.520
Unique ID
D019247
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019247
Scope Note
Involuntary weight loss of greater than 10 percent associated with intermittent or constant fever and chronic diarrhea or fatigue for more than 30 days in the absence of a defined cause other than HIV infection. A constant feature is major muscle wasting with scattered myofiber degeneration. A variety of etiologies, which vary among patients, contributes to this syndrome. (From Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 13th ed, p1611).
Entry Term(s)
AIDS Wasting Syndrome
HIV Wasting Disease
Slim Disease
Wasting Disease, HIV
Wasting Syndrome, HIV
NLM Classification #
WC 503.5
Previous Indexing
HIV Infections (1991-1996)
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2021/06/30
HIV Wasting Syndrome Preferred
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