Central nervous system manifestations of HIV infection in children

George R. ; Andronikou S. ; Du Plessis J. ; Du Plessis A.-M. ; Van Toorn R. ; Maydell A. (2009)

Conference Paper

Vertically transmitted HIV infection is a major problem in the developing world due to the poor availability of antiretroviral agents to pregnant women. HIV is a neurotrophic virus and causes devastating neurological insults to the immature brain. The effects of the virus are further compounded by the opportunistic infections and neoplasms that occur as a result of the associated immune suppression. This review focuses on the imaging features of HIV infection and its complications in the central nervous system. © 2009 Springer-Verlag.

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