Herpes zoster and controlateral hemiplegia in an African patient infected with HIV-1.

A V Carneiro, J Ferro, C Figueiredo, L Costa, J Campos, F de Pádua

Abstract


One of the neurologic complications of human immunodeficiency virus infection are cerebrovascular accidents. In HIV infected patients, ischemic strokes have been reported secondary to nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis and cerebral arteritis. We describe an unusual cause of stroke in HIV-1 infection: Herpes Zoster ophtalmicus with contralateral hemiplegia.

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