What are the characteristics of encephalopathy in pediatric HIV infection?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Delayed growth in the head circumference is correlated with the development of underlying encephalopathy. However, normal head growth does not help in ruling out encephalopathy, and many patients with a normal head circumference may have radiographic or psychometric findings consistent with encephalopathy.

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