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Acute infection with human immunodeficiency virus presenting with neurogenic urinary retention.
  1. A Zeman,
  2. M Donaghy
  1. Department of Neurology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK.


    Several neurological presentations of acute primary infection with HIV have recently been described. A previously unrecognised presentation with neurogenic retention of urine and sacral sensory loss is reported. The case is discussed in the context of other neurological syndromes associated with seroconversion to HIV, and of other viral causes of acute retention of urine. The importance of considering the possibility of primary HIV infection in a wide range of self-limiting neurological disorders is emphasised.

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