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BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: DSM-IV: 294.9 Dementia Due to HIV Disease
- Dementia resulting directly from this transmissible viral disease can
occur at any age. Individuals with AIDS may also be prone to dementia from
a variety of associated causes.
Brain briefings: HIV's brain assault
- HIV is the particularly lethal and nasty virus that causes AIDS. Left
untamed, it can harm the brain and impair mental function, a condition
called HIV-associated dementia.
Elevated CSF glutamate in HIV dementia supports role for anti-glutamate
agents - WESTPORT, CT (Reuters
Health) - Glutamate concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid are markedly
elevated in patients with AIDS dementia complex, researchers from Italy
report in the August 28th issue of Neurology. The study confirms prior
research they conducted with a smaller number of patients.
- Incidence rates
continue to show decline, especially following the introduction of HAART.
Moore et al demonstrate a dramatic drop from 8% p.a. during 1993-5, to 3%
during 1996-1997 [Abstract 22374].
- HIV/AIDS is unusual in that it combines both immunological, neurological
and psychiatric disorders and as a consequence patients may develop a
variety of disabilities ranging from wasting disorders, severe pain,
neurological dysfunction such as paralysis or cognitive impairment and
psychological symptoms. These combinations of problems may result in
considerable problems for both patients and carers.
- Immune Activation in Neurological Diseases-Lessons from HIV Dementia.
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Thursday May 20, 2010