Case Report

Distal Sensorial Polyneuropathy in an Early Diagnosed HIV/AIDS Patient-A Case Report

  • Özlem Altuntaş Aydın
  • Hayat Kumbasar Karaosmanoğlu
  • Mehmet Fazıl Genç
  • Ahmet Levent Aydın
  • Özcan Nazlıcan

Received Date: 24.03.2010 Accepted Date: 09.06.2010 Med Bull Haseki 2010;48(3):116-117

Distal sensorial polyneuropathy (DSP) is the most frequent etiology of peripheral neuropathy in HIV/AIDS patients. It is symptomatic in one third and asymptomatic in one fifth of these patients. DSP is usually detected in the late period of the disease but rarely, it may be seen in asymptomatic cases with high CD4+ lymphocyte count. In this report, we present a HIV/AIDS case diagnosed in the early period of the disease with complaints of weakness, dysesthesia and numbness in the hands and feet.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, early diagnosis, distal sensorial polyneuropathy

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