HIV Sensory Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy presents clinically in 30–60% of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and nearly all AIDS patients have an evidence of peripheral neuropathy at autopsy. HIV-associated sensory neuropathy (HIV-SN) is one of the most common forms of peripheral neuropathy. It has been found that 57% of HIV-infected individuals have distal symmetrical SN and 38% have neuropathic pain. Pain is one of the most common complaint of HIV-SN; patients often have tactile allodynia in a stocking and/or glove distribution. HIV-related neuropathic pain is a debilitating chronic condition that is severe and unrelenting.  READ MORE

Source: Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research