HIV/AIDS and the Nervous System
Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)Edited by
- Peter Portegies, Department of Neurology, OLVG Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Joseph Berger, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
This volume provides a comprehensive understanding of HIV/AIDS and neuro-AIDS, including a history of the disease, and an explanation of many of the conditions that can arise in afflicted patients, including opportunistic infections, central nervous system tumors, spinal cord disorders, myopathies and progressive encephalopathy, amongst others.
Clinicians will gain a greater understanding of the complex mechanisms of the disease. Beginning with a basic introduction to HIV infections and Neuro-AIDS, practitioners will find useful data on advances in molecular biology, neuroepidemiology, neuroimaging, neuropathology, neuropharmacology, as well as information on the development of therapeutic strategies appropriate for the disorder, including groundbreaking retroviral therapies.In addition, the socioeconomic and political constraints that hinder treatment and disease management in developing parts of the world are presented.
Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Published: July 2007
- Introduction to HIV infection and Neuro-AIDS. Neuroepidemiology of HIV/AIDS. HIV neurology in the developing world. The neuropathogenesis of HIV-1 infection. Neurological sequelae of primary HIV infection. AIDS dementia complex. Neurocognitive assessment of eprsons with HIV disease. HIV myelopathy. Peripheral neuropathy of HIV infection. Myopathy in HIV infection. Cerebral toxoplasmosis in AIDS. Cryptococcal infection. Progressive multifocal leukoencephelopathy. Other opportunistic infections of the central nervous system in AIDS. Primary central nervous system lymphoma. Neuroimaging of the HIV/AIDS patient. Cerebrospinal fluid markers in central nervous system HIV infection and AIDS dementia complex. The neuropathology of HIV. Neuropharmavology of HIV/AIDS.