HIV meningitis and dementia

Malcolm Avison, Joseph R. Berger, Justin C. McArthur, Avindra Nath

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Abstract

The range of CNS complications associated with HIV infection is extremely broad and can be divided into primary neurological illnesses that arise as a direct result of HIV infection of the CNS and secondary illnesses of distinct non-HIV etiology whose incidence may nonetheless be increased or whose course may be modified by the presence of HIV. These secondary illnesses are believed to generally be a consequence of immunosuppression, although it has been suggested that in some cases (e.g., progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy) other factors related to HIV itself may play a role.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Neurovirology
PublisherCRC Press
Pages251-276
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780203912126
ISBN (Print)9780824740818
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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