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Neurologic aspects of HIV infection in infants and children: Therapeutic approaches and outcome

Research paper by Lucy Civitello

Indexed on: 01 Apr '03Published on: 01 Apr '03Published in: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports



Abstract

Central nervous system (CNS) HIV-related disorders frequently have devastating consequences. Significant progress has been made in the early diagnosis and treatment of the HIV-infected patient. As a result, the prevalence and natural history of neurologic illnesses have changed. This paper reviews the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and neuropathogenesis of HIV-related CNS disorders. Advances in antiretroviral therapy, neuroprophylaxis, and neuroprotective strategies are also discussed.