HIV-associated neuromuscular weakness syndrome in Brazil: report of the two first cases.

@article{Vidal2007HIVassociatedNW,
  title={HIV-associated neuromuscular weakness syndrome in Brazil: report of the two first cases.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Ernesto Vidal and David Clifford and Cl{\'a}udio Meilman Ferreira and Augusto C{\'e}sar Penalva de Oliveira},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2007},
  volume={65 3B},
  pages={848-51}
}
We describe two Brazilian patients with HIV-associated neuromuscular weakness syndrome (HANWS), a unique clinical toxic syndrome that was recently reported in developed countries. Both patients were women, used stavudine and had hyperlactatemia, one of them with lactic acidosis. Electrophysiological studies were consistent with axonal neuropathy. After discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy the patients had significant improvement in neurologic manifestations, and normalization of lactate… CONTINUE READING
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