HIV Infection and Associated Opportunistic Infections
Neurological involvement is a major problem in HIV patients. More than half of the patients may develop one or more neurological complications. Ten percent of patients will have a problem affecting the nervous system at initial presentation. It is often possible to effectively treat these patients as outpatients; however, it is occasionally necessary to administer care in an intensive care unit (ICU). Often those patients suffer from additional internal complications, e.g. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia or generalized cytomegalovirus infection and therefore need interdisciplinary intensive care.
KeywordsCryptococcus Neoformans Cryptococcal Meningitis Central Nervous System Lymphoma Ancillary Test Central Nervous System Complication
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