Human immunodeficiency virus-associated myopathy: analysis of 11 patients.

  title={Human immunodeficiency virus-associated myopathy: analysis of 11 patients.},
  author={David M. Simpson and Albert Bender},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  volume={24 1},
Neuromuscular disorders reported in association with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection include several forms of peripheral neuropathy and polymyositis. We report 11 patients with HIV-associated myopathy. Five patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), 2 with AIDS-related complex, and 4 otherwise asymptomatic HIV-infected patients developed progressive proximal muscle weakness. Serum creatine phosphokinase levels were elevated and electromyography revealed abnormal… CONTINUE READING
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