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Neurologic disorders associated with AIDS retroviral infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2836938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neurologic disease occurs frequently in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and a large body of literature now exists detailing the various infections, neoplasms, and other conditions that can affect the central nervous system (CNS) or the peripheral nervous system in children and adults with AIDS, persistent generalized lymphadenopathy, or (in some cases) only serologic evidence of retroviral infection. Although certain opportunistic infections (toxoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, and herpesviral infections) and CNS lymphomas often produce CNS disease in patients with AIDS, it is now clear that many cases of neurologic disease are caused by a group of disorders thought to be related to direct CNS infection by the AIDS retrovirus. Disease of the peripheral nervous system is also being increasingly recognized; some cases probably have an autoimmune basis.
G A Elder; J L Sever
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews of infectious diseases     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0162-0886     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:    1988 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-06-29     Completed Date:  1988-06-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905878     Medline TA:  Rev Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-302     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Infectious Diseases Branch, National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology
Dementia / etiology
Herpesviridae Infections / etiology
Leukoencephalopathy, Progressive Multifocal / etiology
Meningitis, Aseptic / etiology
Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Nervous System Neoplasms / etiology
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / etiology
Spinal Cord Diseases / etiology
Toxoplasmosis / etiology

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