Management of the neurologic complications of HIV infection and AIDS

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1988 Jun;2(2):359-72.

Abstract

The approach to neurologic diagnosis and management of HIV-infected and AIDS patients follows that used in general neurologic practice but takes into account the altered probabilities of differential diagnosis in this group of patients. Clinical and neurodiagnostic evaluations, when pursued with a background understanding of the spectrum of neurologic disorders affecting these patients, allow accurate diagnosis in the great majority of patients. As with other aspects of AIDS, this is an important exercise, as many of these neurologic disorders can be treated with gratifying relief of morbidity or prevention of death.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / etiology
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / therapy*
  • HIV Seropositivity / complications*
  • Humans
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / etiology
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / therapy*