Central Pontine Myelinolysis (CPM): An Atypical Presentation of HIV

Kushwaha Suman, Malhotra Hardeep, Garg Sushil, Maheshwari Siddharth, Malik Seema, Goyal Renu

Abstract


    HIV affects the Nervous System at different stages of disease ranging from central nervous system to peripheral nervous system. Nervous system manifestation of HIV is estimated to affect approximately 25-90% of the patients .In spite of wide range of the manifestations of neurological complications Central Pontine Myelinolysis (CPM) remains an uncommon presentation of HIV. A sixty year male presented with history of sub acute onset of fever, quadriparesis and dysarthria of two month duration. This case discusses the atypical neurological presentation in HIV patient.




doi:10.4021/jnr92w

Keywords


HIV; Atypical presentation; Neurological manifestation

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