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[A case of HIV encephalopathy with dementia which showed significant improvement after the combination antiretroviral therapy].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rinshō shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology
Publication Date
Volume
40
Issue
2
Pages
178–180
Identifiers
PMID: 10835942
Source
Medline
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Abstract

We report a 63-year-old male with HIV encephalopathy, whose initial symptom was acutely progressing dementia. He tested positive for HIV antibody, and HIV-RNA count was 2.8 x 10(5) copy/ml. All opportunistic infections that could cause dementia were ruled out. Dementia remarkably improved after the combination antiretroviral therapy of three types of drugs, two being nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors and one being a protease inhibitor. The combination therapy could be very effective for the treatment of HIV dementia.

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