Despite its disastrous past, thalidomide has reentered the medical community. This article reviews available evidence for its potential application to the treatment of some complications of HIV infection. HIV-related conditions in which thalidomide may be useful include aphthous ulcers, wasting, diarrhea, and nodular prurigo. Vigilance must be maintained to minimize adverse effects and prevent fetal exposure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Dec 27 2001|
- Kaposi sarcoma
- Ulcer, aphthous
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases