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AIDS Dementia Complex

A neurologic condition associated with the ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and characterized by impaired concentration and memory, slowness of hand movements, ATAXIA, incontinence, apathy, and gait difficulties associated with HIV-1 viral infection of the central nervous system. Pathologic examination of the brain reveals white matter rarefaction, perivascular infiltrates of lymphocytes, foamy macrophages, and multinucleated giant cells. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp760-1; N Engl J Med, 1995 Apr 6;332(14):934-40)

Year introduced: 1990

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Tree Number(s): C02.782.815.616.400.049, C02.800.801.400.070, C10.228.140.380.070, C20.673.480.070, F03.615.400.050

MeSH Unique ID: D015526

Entry Terms:

  • Complex, AIDS Dementia
  • Dementia Complex, AIDS
  • HIV-Associated Cognitive Motor Complex
  • HIV Associated Cognitive Motor Complex
  • Dementia Complex, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • Acquired-Immune Deficiency Syndrome Dementia Complex
  • AIDS-Related Dementia Complex
  • AIDS Related Dementia Complex
  • HIV Dementia
  • Dementia, HIV
  • Dementias, HIV
  • HIV Dementias
  • Dementia Complex, AIDS-Related
  • Complex, AIDS-Related Dementia
  • Dementia Complex, AIDS Related
  • HIV-1-Associated Cognitive Motor Complex
  • HIV 1 Associated Cognitive Motor Complex
  • HIV-1 Cognitive and Motor Complex
  • HIV 1 Cognitive and Motor Complex
  • HIV Encephalopathy
  • Encephalopathies, HIV
  • HIV Encephalopathies
  • Encephalopathy, AIDS
  • Encephalopathy, HIV
  • AIDS Encephalopathy
  • AIDS Encephalopathies
  • Encephalopathies, AIDS

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