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Spinal Cord Disease

Michael C. Previti and Christina M. Marra

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/9780195399349.003.0043
Spinal Cord Disease

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HIV is associated with a relatively unique, non-inflammatory, subacute myelopathy that has been referred to pathologically as vacuolar myelopathy (VM) and clinically as HIV-associated myelopathy. Most of what we know about VM or HIV-associated myelopathy comes from studies conducted before the advent of potent antiretroviral therapy. Vacuolar myelopathy may be less common in the current treatment era, for reasons that have not been established. This chapter focuses on the pathological and clinical aspects of VM / HIV-associated myelopathy.

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Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System ; Infectious Diseases

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