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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
CAMARA, Vilma Duarte et al. Contribution to knowledge of neurological findings in AIDS patientsContribution to knowledge of neurological findings in AIDS patients. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1995, vol.53, n.1, pp.53-59. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1995000100009.
We performed a retrospective study of 154 patients with AIDS that presented lesions of the nervous system at necroscopic examination. Necropsies were performed in the Hospital Universitário Antonio Pedro (Niterói, Brazil). We emphasize epidemiologic and clinical data, neuropathologic findings, evolution time, and anatomo-clinical correlation. Data obtained can contribute in the definition of consequences of neurologic symptoms and signs for early diagnosis and best prognosis in AIDS.
Keywords : AIDS; early diagnosis; neurologic manifestations.