Jun 19, 2013
IS HIV NEUROPATHY LIKE DIABETIC NEUROPATHY
Response from Dr. Henry
Standard HIV related neuropathy (distal sensory neuropathy) may resemble diabetic neuropathy. There are a variety of other peripheral neurologic conditions that can be seen in HIV infected patients included drug related neuropathy, polyradiculitis,mononeuritis, vacuolar myelopathy and others. Proper diagnosis may require neurologic consultatons and sometimes special tests. The standard form of HIV neuropathy is seen most often with lower CD4 counts (< 200) and is characterized by pain and numbenss usually first noticed in the toes and feet and then can progress up the ankle and leg. KH
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