MARK EVENHOUSE, M.D.; ERWIN HAAS, M.D.; EDWARD SNELL, M.D.; JOHN VISSER, M.D.; LAWRENCE PAWL, M.D.; RAYMOND GONZALEZ, M.D.
To the editor: Lin-Greenberg and Taneja-Uppal (1) reported the case of a 62-year-old man with the acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) who had hypotension as one manifestation of dysautonomia. We have seen 3 patients with orthostatic dizziness and hypotension among approximately 25 with symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The patients all had positive serologic tests against HIV. None had evidence of any other cause of orthostatic dizziness such as diabetes mellitus, amyloidosis, or porphyria.
A 39-year-old bisexual black man had several weeks of dizziness when upright, and weight loss; he also had fatigue, blurry vision, and was always thirsty. He
EVENHOUSE M, HAAS E, SNELL E, VISSER J, PAWL L, GONZALEZ R. Hypotension in Infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Ann Intern Med. ;107:598–599. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-4-598_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(4):598-599.
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