Central nervous system AIDS

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The retrovirus that causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) has two targets: the immune system and the nervous system. Central nervous system (CNS) manifestations of AIDS are protean. This review describes the opportunistic infections and malignancies that affect the nervous system in AIDS, and discusses the syndromes resulting from primary infection of the CNS by the AIDS virus. Possible mechanisms of CNS injury are cited as well as potential predictors of neurologic expression of AIDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-133
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the neurological sciences
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Feb 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Encephalitis
  • Lymphoma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neurologic manifestations
  • Toxoplasmosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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