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CNS INFECTION-HIV

1. Patients get subacute encephalitis, peripheral neuropathies including mononeuritis multiplex, vacuolar myelopathy, and aseptic meningitis.

2. HIV- associated dementia (HAD) - subacute dementia with loss of retentive memory, inattentiveness, language disorder, and apathy.

3. Know that the differential diagnoses include progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, toxoplasmosis, and lymphomas.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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