What are the signs and symptoms of CNS infection in patients with HIV infection?

Updated: Apr 09, 2019
  • Author: Jason F Okulicz, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The system-specific infections listed below are of concern when treating patients with HIV.

Central nervous system

A common symptom is headache. Some infectious causes include but are not limited to cryptococcal meningitis, neurosyphilis, tuberculous meningitis, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, toxoplasmic encephalitis, CMV meningoencephalitis, other encephalitis, other meningitis (bacterial, tuberculous, fungal, viral), coccidioidomycosis, and histoplasmosis.

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