Managing HIV peripheral neuropathy

  title={Managing HIV peripheral neuropathy},
  author={A. Gonz{\'a}lez‐Duarte and K. Cikurel and D. Simpson},
  journal={Current HIV/AIDS Reports},
  • A. González‐Duarte, K. Cikurel, D. Simpson
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Current HIV/AIDS Reports
  • Peripheral nerve disorders are frequent complications of HIV disease. Distal symmetrical polyneuropathy (DSP) is the most common peripheral nerve disorder associated with HIV and occurs in over one third of infected patients but may occur in up to 67% if asymptomatic patients are included. Risk factors for DSP include increased age, advanced HIV disease, and history of “d-drugs” or other neurotoxic drugs. The primary manifestations of polyneuropathy are slowly progressive numbness and… CONTINUE READING
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