Encephalitis due to acute human immunodeficiency virus infection

Yong Chan Kim, Ji Eun Park, Min Hyung Kim, Je Eun Song, Jin Young Ahn, Dong Hyun Oh, Jin Ho Kim, Seung Hyun Lee, Jung Yoon Pyo, Yang Je Jo, Nam Su Ku, Sang Hoon Han, June Myung Kim, Jun Yong Choi

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Abstract

Clinical presentations associated with acute human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are various and nonspecific. Neurologic manifestations may accompany acute HIV infection. Aseptic meningitis has been described in several reports; however, acute encephalitis during acute HIV infection is rare. Some studies have suggested that antiretroviral therapy for treatment of symptomatic acute HIV infection could be beneficial, especially in severe cases. Encephalitis is lifethreatening; therefore, early diagnosis and antiretroviral therapy may be needed. We report on a case of encephalitis associated with acute HIV infection. The patient received early antiretroviral therapy and recovered from encephalitis without neurological sequelae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-543
Number of pages4
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Kim, Y. C., Park, J. E., Kim, M. H., Song, J. E., Ahn, J. Y., Oh, D. H., Kim, J. H., Lee, S. H., Pyo, J. Y., Jo, Y. J., Ku, N. S., Han, S. H., Kim, J. M., & Choi, J. Y. (2012). Encephalitis due to acute human immunodeficiency virus infection. Infection and Chemotherapy, 44(6), 540-543. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2012.44.6.540