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Type: Published Manuscript
Title: AIDS and the central nervous system. Implications for the anesthesiologist.
Authors: Shapiro HM, Grant I, Weinger MB
Year: 1994
Publication: Anesthesiology
Volume: 80 Issue: 1 Pages: 187-200
Abstract:The nervous system is the therapeutic target organ for anesthesiologic manipulation, and is also one of the organ systems for which the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has a high predilection. The central nervous system (CNS) becomes infected early after HIV enters a new host, although the precise mechanism(s) by which the virus gains entry into brain and nerve remains unknown. The spectrum of dysfunction and disease in central and peripheral nervous system (PNS) caused by HIV is quite broad.

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