Neurological manifestations of perinatally acquired HIV-1 infection.

L. G. Epstein*, L. R. Sharer

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) remains a major potential cause of neurological disorders in children and adults throughout the world. This article provides an overview regarding the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and neuropathogenesis of perinatally acquired HIV-1 infection. Insights regarding the mechanisms of neuroinvasion and neuropathogenesis may allow novel strategies for treating or preventing the devastating consequences of HIV-1 infection of the central nervous system (CNS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-57
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in pediatric neurology
Volume1
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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