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)


  • CMV can cause inflammation and necrosis of the lumbosacral nerve roots in patients with advanced AIDS[Miller 1990]
    • Patients present with a rapidly evolving cauda equina syndrome, with weakness and numbness in the lower extremities, and sphincter dysfunction
    • Upper extremities and cranial nerves may be involved in advanced cases

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