Human immunodeficiency virus-associated peripheral neuropathies

Sergio Ferrari, Sandro Vento, Salvatore Monaco, Tiziana Cavallaro, Francesca Cainelli, Nicolo Rizzuto, Zelalem Temesgen

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Peripheral neuropathy has emerged as the most common neurologic complication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It will continue to play an important role in HIV infection given the fact that HIV-infected individuals are living longer, are at risk of long-term metabolic complications, and face an increasing exposure to potentially neurotoxic antiretroviral drugs. We review the various types of peripheral neuropathy that have been associated with HIV infection, including distal symmetrical polyneuropathy, toxic neuropathy from antiretroviral drugs, diffuse infiltrative lymphocytosis syndrome, inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathles, multifocal mononeuropathies, and progressive polyradiculopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-219
Number of pages7
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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