Painful vasculitic neuropathy in HIV-1 infection: relief of pain with prednisone therapy.

@article{Bradley1996PainfulVN,
  title={Painful vasculitic neuropathy in HIV-1 infection: relief of pain with prednisone therapy.},
  author={Walter G. Bradley and Amit Verma},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1996},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={1446-51}
}
Painful distal sensory polyneuropathy (DSP) is the most common peripheral neuropathy in patients with human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infection. There is no specific therapy for DSP, and nonspecific treatment with pain blockers and narcotic agents generally fails to adequately control the symptoms. We report two patients who had subacute painful neuropathy in the B2 (formerly AIDS-related complex [ARC]) stage of HIV-1 infection. Neurophysiologic studies revealed predominantly axonal… CONTINUE READING