Management of Neurologic Diseases

  • Authors: David M. Simpson, MD; Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • There is no specific treatment for HIV-associated vacuolar myelopathy (HIVM); however, there is preliminary evidence of efficacy with immune globulin intravenous[Cikurel 2009]
  • Treatment of HIVM is largely symptomatic, including management of bladder function and spasticity
  • Treatment with antispasticity agents, such as baclofen or tizanidine may reduce painful muscle spasms

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