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Strange Behavior In A Patient With HIV
Oct 16 2017

Strange Behavior in a Patient with HIV

Presented by Dr. Lovelee Brown

Moderated by Dr. Kristina Lee

What’s your differential diagnosis to explain the “strange behavior” of a patient with newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS?

HIV/AIDS increases the risk for opportunistic infections and malignancies, which can cause altered mental status.  It can also lead to HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND).  Symptoms of “subcortical” dementia include difficulties with short-term memory and executive function, forgetfulness, difficulty reading and completing complex tasks.  Other motor and behavioral abnormalities may also be present.

Review Lovelee’s presentation for more details.


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