Association of painful peripheral neuropathy in AIDS with cytomegalovirus infection.

@article{Fuller1989AssociationOP,
  title={Association of painful peripheral neuropathy in AIDS with cytomegalovirus infection.},
  author={Geraint N Fuller and Jean M. Jacobs and Roberto J Guiloff},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1989},
  volume={2 8669},
  pages={937-41}
}
12 AIDS patients with a clinically, electrophysiologically, and pathologically homogeneous painful peripheral neuropathy had a significantly higher rate of any or active clinical cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection than did a group of 30 AIDS controls. In 9 patients this syndrome began in close temporal association with clinical infection with CMV. Painful peripheral neuropathy in AIDS may be caused by a CMV dorsal root ganglionitis.