Peripheral neuropathy

Prevalence and Associated Factors for Peripheral Neuropathy among Patients on Stavudine attending Meru District Hospital Comprehensive Care Centre—Kenya, 2010.

BACKGROUND: Peripheral neuropathy has been recognized as one of the undesired side effects of antiretroviral therapy particularly nucleoside transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI) .Stavudine a NRTI is used widely to manage HIV/AIDS in Kenya. Following a WHO recommendation that stavudine use be discontinued, health authorities sought information on the local magnitude of the problem to guide policy change. We determined the prevalence and associated factors for peripheral neuropathy among patients on stavudine attending Meru District Hospital Comprehensive Care Centre.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Martin Thuranira , J. Omolo , S. Amwayi , A. Abade , J. Oundo, M. Kiptoo and Z. Ng’ang’a

Presenter (s): 
Thuranira
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