Which physical findings are characteristic of HIV-associated distal painful sensorimotor polyneuropathy?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Florian P Thomas, MD, PhD, MA, MS; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Answer

Physical findings include:

  • Panmodal distal sensory loss

  • Mild distal weakness

  • Hyporeflexia or areflexia

  • Symmetric presentation

  • Autonomic signs (often can be elicited by careful evaluation)


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