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Peripheral neuropathy in patients with HIV infection: consider dual pathology
  1. R F Miller1,
  2. S Bunting1,
  3. S T Sadiq2,
  4. H Manji3
  1. 1Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Camden Primary Care Trust, London WC1E 6AU, UK
  2. 2Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Camden Primary CareTrust, Mortimer Market Centre, London WC1E 6AU, UK
  3. 3Department of Clinical Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr R Miller;


Two HIV infected patients presented with peripheral neuropathy, in one patient this was originally ascribed to HIV associated mononeuritis multiplex and in the other to stavudine. Investigations confirmed these diagnoses and in both cases genetic analysis identified a second hereditary aetiology: in the first patient hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies and in the second hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy.

  • peripheral neuropathy
  • HIV infection

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