Which CNS complications of HIV infection result from immunodeficiency or caused by treatment?

Updated: Apr 12, 2018
  • Author: Regina Krel, MD; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Conditions caused by infectious, autoimmune, neoplastic processes secondary to immunodeficiency or those related to treatment include:

In addition, HIV-infected patients are susceptible to the same neurologic diseases as patients without infection.

In AIDS, a clinical presentation often cannot be explained with a single diagnosis. New-onset neurologic complications often are superimposed on an ongoing process with a different etiology. Clinical features reflect the sum of deficits at several anatomic sites.


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