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Demyelinating Leukoencephalopathy in HIV-Positive Patient

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with advanced HIV disease for evidence of demyelinating leukoencepalopathy.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

adverse effects

ICD-10:

G93.4, B23.8

Description:

An HIV-positive patient may develop a severe, demyelinating leukoencephalopathy after being started on antiretroviral therapy. The condition may be a consequence of immune restoration associated with the therapy.

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