Chapter 95. HIV Neuropathy

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief3,4,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head5,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head6 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director7,8
  1. Giorgia Melli MD, PhD Neurologist1 and
  2. Ahmet Höke MD, PhD, FRCPC Associate Professor Director2

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch95

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Melli, G. and Höke, A. (2009) HIV Neuropathy, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch95

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 4

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 5

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 6

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 7

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 8

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Neuroimmunology and Neuromuscular Diseases Unit, National Neurological Institute “Carlo Besta”, Milan, Italy

  2. 2

    Neuromuscular Division, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • HIV neuropathy;
  • types of peripheral neuropathies associated with HIV infection;
  • highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART);
  • HIV-associated sensory polyneuropathies;
  • incidence of HIV-associated sensory neuropathies - common peripheral neuropathy in HIV-infected individuals;
  • opportunistic infections in HIV-positive patients;
  • disorders indistinguishable from those occurring in HIV-seronegative individuals;
  • multiple mononeuropathies, due to vasculitis occurring in symptomatic HIV-1 infection;
  • nerve biopsies, showing features in patients with vasculitic neuropathy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • HIV-associated sensory polyneuropathies

  • Inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathies (IDPs)

  • Opportunistic infections of the PNS

  • Mononeuropathy multiplex

  • Neuropathy in diffuse infiltrative lymphocytosis syndrome (DILS)

  • Further reading