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Table 3 Facial lipoatrophy (FL) grades based on photographs at inclusion visit and at each monitoring visit

From: A longitudinal evaluation of the impact of a polylactic acid injection therapy on health related quality of life amongst HIV patients treated with anti-retroviral agents under real conditions of use

  Inclusion visit Monitoring visit 2 months Monitoring visit 12–18 months
  N=177 N=177 N=90
Grade    
0 No visible FL 1.1% 34.5% 21.3%
1 19.2% 42.9% 37.1%
2 48.0% 16.9% 30.3%
3 27.1% 5.6% 11.2%
4 4.5% 0.0% 0.0%
  1. Grades range from 0 (no FL), 1 (Slight localised facial lipoatrophy), 2 (Longer and deeper atrophy with start of appearance of facial muscles), 3 (Deeper and wider area of atrophy, facial muscles clearly apparent), 4 (Lipoatrophy covering a wide area, with extension to the eye orbits and facial skin resting directly on the muscles).