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HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders

Igor Grant and Ned Sacktor

in The Neurology of AIDS

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780195399349
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965199 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195399349.003.0039
HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders

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A detailed overview of the neurocognitive disturbances associated with HIV infection is provided. The chapter discusses definitions, disease characteristics, and epidemiology. A review of the neuropathological and disease-related correlates of cognitive disturbances, on risk factors that may contribute to cognitive complications, and on the impact of cognitive disturbances on social and occupational functioning, health, and early mortality. Therapeutic modalities are developed.

Chapter.  10890 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System ; Infectious Diseases

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