A 25-year-old patient has been diagnosed with HIV. Which of the following manifestations of endocrine dysfunction have been associated with this type of infection?

 

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-   Adrenal insufficiency

- Testicular hypertrophy

- Diabetes insipidus

- Excess parathyroid hormone secretion

Rationale

HIV infection can cause a number of endocrine-related dysfunctions in the affected patient. A nurse caring for a patient with HIV may most likely see adrenal insufficiency, decreased testosterone and androgen function and altered thyroid function in the affected patient.

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