What is the prevalence of HIV-associated vacuolar myelopathy (VM)?

Updated: May 07, 2018
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Before the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), vacuolar myelopathy (VM) occurred in 5–20% of adult HIV patients in clinical studies and in 25–55% of adult HIV patients in histologic studies. Since its introduction, fewer than 10% of AIDS patients develop VM.


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