Human immunodeficiency virus

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes AIDS. The wide spectrum of neurological disease in AIDS patients results from direct HIV infection or from opportunistic infections secondary to the immuno-deficient state (Table 14.1).

Clinical syndromes—direct HIV infection ASEPTIC MENINGITIS

After a prodromal viral illness, HIV infection may present with cranial nerve palsies,85 myelopathy,86 radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy87 or spinal myoclonus.88 Most often, seroconversion is accompanied by aseptic meningitis. CSF findings of a mild mononuclear pleocytosis and protein increase are not specific for HIV nervous system involvement and may be seen in otherwise asymptomatic HIV-infected individuals.89 After aseptic meningitis, many patients recover.

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