HIV Neurology / Edition 1

HIV Neurology / Edition 1

by Bruce James Brew
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195133633

ISBN-13: 9780195133639

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Overview

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.

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)

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