Safe Treatment of Seizures in the Setting of HIV/AIDS.

  title={Safe Treatment of Seizures in the Setting of HIV/AIDS.},
  author={Omar K. Siddiqi and Gretchen Lano Birbeck},
  journal={Current treatment options in neurology},
  volume={15 4},
OPINION STATEMENT HIV(+) patients are at increased risk for developing seizures due to the vulnerability of the central nervous system to HIV-associated diseases, immune dysfunction, and metabolic disturbances. In patients with acute seizures, standard protocols still apply with urgent seizure cessation being the priority. Management of the person with established epilepsy who contracts HIV is challenging, but the decision to initiate chronic antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy in an HIV… CONTINUE READING
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