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A 37-year-old woman with HIV infection is brought ...

Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor

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submitted by neonem(257),

Just had to know that NRTIs (specifically the nucleosides) cause lactic acidosis

brethren_md  Also NRTIs are hepatotoxic, cause the increased liver enzymes seen in the patient. +2  
sherry  Actually, NNRTIs are more well-known for hepatotoxicity. But I guess NRTIs is the next best option for this one. +2  

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submitted by sunshinesweetheart(4),

out of curiosity, why are AST and ALT high? is that saying the NRTI used was diadenosine which led to pancreatitis also?