Psychiatric Symptoms and Neuropsychological Deficits in HIV Infection

  • D. Naber
  • C. Perro
  • U. Schick
  • M. Schmauss
  • A. Erfurth
  • D. Bove
  • F. D. Goebel
  • H. Hippius


The frequent cerebral infestation of patients suffering from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or from AIDS is well documented in neuropathological and clinical studies. Neurological abnormalities occur in 30%–60% of AIDS patients and are the first clinical symptoms in 10% of patients (Jürgens et al. 1985; Navia and Price 1987; Pulst 1984). Discovery of the neurotropism of HIV helped researchers to understand the early intrathecal production of HIV antibodies (Lüer et al. 1988) and the manifestation of neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with no signs of internal diseases (Faulstich 1987; Fenton 1987; Rundell et al. 1988).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Naber
    • 1
  • C. Perro
    • 1
  • U. Schick
    • 1
  • M. Schmauss
    • 2
  • A. Erfurth
    • 1
  • D. Bove
    • 1
  • F. D. Goebel
    • 3
  • H. Hippius
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatrische KlinikUniversität MünchenMünchen 2Germany
  2. 2.Bezirkskrankenhaus AugsburgAugsburgGermany
  3. 3.Medizinische PoliklinikUniversität MünchenMünchen 2Germany

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