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September 1989

HIV and the Nervous System: Proceedings of the Symposium on Neurological Aspects in AIDS

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Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(9):1300. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670210138034

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This book contains a collection of articles mainly centered around the clinical and pathologic aspects of nervous system involvement by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or central nervous system (CNS) disorders related to complications of immunodeficiency. The breadth of topics covered, including the appropriateness of a brain biopsy, different aspects of the neuropathologic and immunopathologic features of HIV in the CNS, the diagnosis and protean manifestations of opportunistic infections, and the clinical and radiographic findings in HIV encephalitis, makes this book suitable for an introductory overview of the field. Nevertheless, with the exception of a few articles that summarize specific problems, the articles collected, for the most part, represent the efforts of individual authors. Unfortunately, much of the data presented simply confirms previously published findings cited throughout the book and, therefore, provides little new information or novel approaches to the investigation of HIV infection in the nervous system. Moreover, since

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