Radiculopathy

Painful radiculopathy can occur secondary to nerve damage from HIV itself or coinfection with CMV or, less commonly, HZV, tuberculosis, or syphilis. Coinfection with CMV will usually require profound immunosup-pression with a CD4 count of 50 x 106/L or less. This typically presents with cauda equina radicular pain, numbness, rapidly progressive flaccid paraparesis, and sphincter disturbance. If the adjacent spinal cord is involved, there can be a concurrent myelopathy and evidence of a "sensory level'' on examination.

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