Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
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ROSSO, Ana Lucia Zuma de et al. Parkinsonism and AIDS: a clinical comparative study before and after HAARTParkinsonismo e AIDS: estudo clínico comparativo antes e após o esquema HAART. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2009, vol.67, n.3b, pp. 827-830. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2009000500009.
In 2002, after analyzing 28 HIV-positive patients with movement disorders we emphasized the decreasing not only of Parkinsonism but also of other involuntary movements in HIV patients in the last few years. The objective of this study is to compare the clinical results between HIV-positive patients with Parkinsonism before and after HAART. In 14 years (1986-1999) 2,460 HIV-positive patients were seen in our Hospital 14 (0.6%) of which presented with Parkinsonism. Eight years after (2000-2007) 970 HIV positive patients were seen and only two (0.2%) had Parkinsonism. We conclude that after the introduction of HAART there was an evident decrease in AIDS-related Parkinsonism.
Keywords : Parkinsonism; AIDS; HIV; antiretrovirals.