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The Patient with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

  • Elizabeth A. M. Frost

Abstract

A 42-year-old, unmarried, white male, native to New York, was admitted to the hospital complaining of severe intermittent headache of 4 weeks duration, stiff neck, dizziness, and intermittent lethargy. He reported an approximate 30lb weight loss over the previous year associated with almost constant diarrhea.

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Immune Deficiency Syndrome Intracranial Hypotension Human Immunodeficiency Virus Virus Western Blot Test 
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