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)

Summary

  • HIV-infected patients, particularly injection drug users, are at increased risk for stroke[Rasmussen 2011]
  • Stroke hospitalizations in HIV-infected patients in the United States increased between 1997 and 2007[Ovbiagele 2011]
  • Stroke may be caused by opportunistic infection, HIV-associated vasculopathy, cardioembolism, and coagulopathy[Benjamin 2012]

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