Movement disorders in 28 HIV-infected patients.

  title={Movement disorders in 28 HIV-infected patients.},
  author={James Pit{\'a}goras de Mattos and Ana Rosso and Rosalie Branco Correa and S{\'e}rgio Augusto Pereira Novis},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  volume={60 3-A},
From 1986 to 1999, 2460 HIV-positive inpatients were seen in our Hospital. Neurological abnormalities were detected in 1053 (42.8%) patients. In this group, 28 (2.7%) had involuntary movements, 14 (50%) with secondary parkinsonism, six (21.4%) with hemichorea/hemiballismus, four (14.2%) with myoclonus, two (7.2%) with painful legs and moving toes, one (3.6%) with hemidystonia and one (3.6%) with Holmes' tremor. The HIV itself (12 patients), toxoplasmosis of the midbrain (1) and metoclopramide… CONTINUE READING
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