Neurological complications of human immunodeficiency virus infection.

Abstract:

:The protean neurological manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are reviewed. Both the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system may be affected and many of the complications may occur in individuals with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related complex, or who are seropositive for HIV alone as well as those with the established AIDS syndrome. Specific therapy is available for certain of these neurological conditions, but the clinical course in others is untreatable and progressive. Although it seems likely that the pathogenesis of some of these syndromes such as the AIDS-dementia complex are due to the direct effect of HIV on the nervous system, in others the neurological injury probably occurs as a consequence of the immunosuppression which HIV induces, or immune-mediated mechanisms.

journal_name

Postgrad Med J

authors

Kennedy PG

doi

10.1136/pgmj.64.749.180

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1988-03-01 00:00:00

pages

180-7

issue

749

eissn

0032-5473

issn

1469-0756

journal_volume

64

pub_type

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