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HIV/AIDS and the Nervous System
 
 

HIV/AIDS and the Nervous System, 1st Edition

Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

 
HIV/AIDS and the Nervous System, 1st Edition,Peter Portegies,Joseph Berger,ISBN9780702035364
 
 
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Portegies   &   Berger   

Elsevier

9780702035364

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This volume is part of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, the world’s most comprehensive source of information in neurology. Now in its third generation, the series has an unparalleled reputation for providing the latest foundational research, diagnosis, and treatment protocols essential for both basic neuroscience research and clinical neurology.

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Key Features

* A comprehensive understanding of HIV/AIDS and neuro-AIDS, and the progression of the scientific community’s understanding of the disease
* Detailed information on fields such as neuroepidemiology, neuropathology, neuropharmacology, and neuroimaging and their contributions to HIV/AIDS research
* Subject specific chapters on conditions associated with HIV/AIDS, including opportunistic infections, central nervous system tumors, and myopathies, amongst others

Description

This volume provides a comprehensive understanding of HIV/AIDS and neuro-AIDS, including a history of the disease, and an explanation of many of the conditions that can arise in afflicted patients, including opportunistic infections, central nervous system tumors, spinal cord disorders, myopathies and progressive encephalopathy, amongst others.

Clinicians will gain a greater understanding of the complex mechanisms of the disease. Beginning with a basic introduction to HIV infections and Neuro-AIDS, practitioners will find useful data on advances in molecular biology, neuroepidemiology, neuroimaging, neuropathology, neuropharmacology, as well as information on the development of therapeutic strategies appropriate for the disorder, including groundbreaking retroviral therapies.

In addition, the socioeconomic and political constraints that hinder treatment and disease management in developing parts of the world are presented.

Readership

Neurologists
Neuroscience research workers

Peter Portegies

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neurology, OLVG Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Joseph Berger

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

HIV/AIDS and the Nervous System, 1st Edition

Introduction to HIV infection and Neuro-AIDS. Neuroepidemiology of HIV/AIDS. HIV neurology in the developing world. The neuropathogenesis of HIV-1 infection. Neurological sequelae of primary HIV infection. AIDS dementia complex. Neurocognitive assessment of eprsons with HIV disease. HIV myelopathy. Peripheral neuropathy of HIV infection. Myopathy in HIV infection. Cerebral toxoplasmosis in AIDS. Cryptococcal infection. Progressive multifocal leukoencephelopathy. Other opportunistic infections of the central nervous system in AIDS. Primary central nervous system lymphoma. Neuroimaging of the HIV/AIDS patient. Cerebrospinal fluid markers in central nervous system HIV infection and AIDS dementia complex. The neuropathology of HIV. Neuropharmavology of HIV/AIDS.
 
 
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