HIV Neurology / Edition 1

HIV Neurology / Edition 1

by Bruce James Brew
     
 

This text provides a clinical framework for the diagnosis and management of more than seventy potential neurological complications that may occur in the HIV infected patient. The clinical framework is designed to be "user friendly" so that even the most inexperienced clinician should be able to arrive at the correct diagnosis. The neurological complications of HIV… See more details below

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This text provides a clinical framework for the diagnosis and management of more than seventy potential neurological complications that may occur in the HIV infected patient. The clinical framework is designed to be "user friendly" so that even the most inexperienced clinician should be able to arrive at the correct diagnosis. The neurological complications of HIV disease have considerably changed in the last decade. Not only have more opportunistic conditions been described but other complications arising from antiretroviral drugs such as lipodystrophy and accelerated atherosclerosis have become problematic. Moreover, the pattern of complications has altered. Diseases such as cerebral toxoplasmosis, AIDS dementia complex and primary central nervous system lymphoma are now becoming uncommon to rare while peripheral neuropathy is becoming increasingly common. In line with these changes, there have been very significant advances in the therapy of HIV disease in general and in neurological complications in particular. Patients with AIDS dementia complex now have a variety of antiretroviral and adjuvant drugs available to them in contrast to the situation only five years ago where therapy was confined to two antiretroviral drugs at best.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195133639
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Contemporary Neurology Series
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IOverview
1Importance of HIV Neurologic Complications to the Neurologist and Physician3
2Introduction to HIV Disease8
3Principles of HIV Neurology32
4Approach to Diagnosis36
Pt. IIPredominantly Nonfocal Complications Relating to the Brain
5Sequelae of Primary HIV Infection and Nonfocal Complications of Moderately Advanced HIV Disease45
6AIDS Dementia Complex53
7Cryptococcal Meningitis91
8Tuberculous Meningitis97
9Uncommon Causes of Nonfocal Brain Disorders in Advanced HIV Disease101
Pt. IIIPredominantly Focal Complications Relating to the Brain
10Focal Brain Disorders in Moderately Advanced HIV Disease: Tuberculosis and Multiple Sclerosis-Like Illness111
11Toxoplasmosis117
12Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma and Metastatic Lymphoma124
13Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy132
14Seizures142
15Cerebrovascular Complications and Transient Neurologic Deficits146
16Uncommon Causes of Predominantly Focal Cerebral Complications in Advanced HIV Disease152
Pt. IVComplications Relating to the Spinal Cord
17Common Spinal Cord Diseases165
18Less Common Complications Causing Spinal Cord Disease in Advanced HIV Infection174
Pt. VComplications Relating to the Peripheral Nerve
19Peripheral Nerve Involvement in Early and Moderately Advanced HIV Disease183
20Peripheral Neuropathy in Advanced HIV Disease Directly Related to HIV194
21Infective Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy in Advanced HIV Disease202
22Medication-Related and Nutrition-Related Peripheral Neuropathy209
Pt. VIComplications Relating to Muscle
23Myopathy Related to HIV and Opportunistic Conditions221
24Medications-Related Myopathy232
Index241

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