Human immunodeficiency virus neuropathy: A new mimicker of leprous neuropathy.

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TitleHuman immunodeficiency virus neuropathy: A new mimicker of leprous neuropathy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsSrivastava A
Abbrev. JournalIndian J Sex Transm Dis AIDS
JournalIndian journal of sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS
Year of Publication2018
Volume39
Issue1
Pagination59-60
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsDistal symmetric polyneuropathy, Human immunodeficiency virus neuropathy, Leprosy, leprous neuropathy, Small fiber sensory neuropathy
Abstract

Peripheral neuropathy is usually the domain of the physician or neurologist. Still, many times patients land up in dermatology department with complaints such as sensory loss, paresthesia, and trophic ulcers. Usually, these patients are evaluated for leprosy and then referred to departments of internal medicine or neurology. We report one such patient who was initially seen by a dermatologist but was ultimately found to be suffering from human immunodeficiency virus neuropathy.

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DOI10.4103/ijstd.IJSTD_90_16
Download PDFhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6111644/?report=reader
PubMed Central IDPMC6111644