HIV/AIDS and the Nervous System


This volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Michael J. Aminoff, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, USA; François Boller, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA; Dick F. Swaab, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) covers the neurological aspects of HIV/AIDS. The complications of AIDS described include opportunistic infections, central nervous system tumours, spinal cord disorders, peripheral neuropathies and progressive encephalopathy. The advances in molecular biology and the advent of other investigative techniques are described that have transformed the understanding of the basic mechanisms of the disease and the development of therapeutic strategies. Despite the much improved prognosis provided by antiretroviral therapy, the situation is different in the developing world and a chapter highlights the neurological aspects of HIV/AIDS as found there. This volume gives a comprehensive account invaluable both to the clinical neurologist and neuroscience researcher.

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Tipologia: Libro
Autore: Portegies, Berger
Sottotitolo: Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)
Pubblicato: 2007, Paperback · 384 Pages · 91 Illustrations
Casa Editrice: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444520104
Sommario: 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.

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