Disease Information for AIDS Meningoencephalitis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Altered mental status Mental status change
Apathy/Indifference
CNS symptoms/signs
Confusion/agitation on exam
Confusion/Disoriented
Delirium
Delirium/Agitated delirium
Headache
Hemiplegic Gait
Meningeal Signs
Multifocal neurologic deficit/signs
Neurological symptoms/signs
Paralysis
Seizures
Stiff neck/Nuchal rigidity
Stupor/poor reponse to stimulus
Sudden unconsciousness
Hallucination/visual
Acutely ill patient/signs
Constitutional symptoms
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Listlessness/lassitude
Weight Loss
Clinical Presentation & Variations
AIDS with Altered Mental State
AIDS with Neurologic Manifestations
Presentation/Acute encephalopathy Child
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Chronic disorder
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
SALIVA Rapid HIV antibody test/abnormal
SUDS test (Rapid HIV antibody)/blood positive (labs)
URINE Rapid HIV antibody test/abnormal
Microlab/PCR CSF antigen/abnormal
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Right Shift (Viral) Differential Smear (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
HIV/Viral RNA/Plasma copies/quantitative (Lab)
CSF Cells
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Lumbar puncture/abnormal
Lumbar puncture/Increased CSF pressure/LP test
Pathology
PATH/Brain/Edema/Swelling
PATH/Brain/Leptomeningeal Lesions
CT Scan
CT Scan/Head Meningeal enhancement/hyperdense
MRI/Head Meningeal enhancement/Meningitis
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
West Nile Encephalitis
Associated Disease & Complications
CNS disease/involvement
Convulsions (grand mal)
Encephalitis, secondary
Hemiparesis
Hemiplegia
Meningitis
Paraparesis
Paraplegia
Psychosis
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Virus (category)
Class
CLASS/Meninges/pia/arachnoid involvement (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Cytokine gene polymorphism
Pathophysiology/Genomic indentifiers (polymorphism/snip/mutations)
Pathophysiology/CSF Pressure Increased
Process
PROCESS/Complicating disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Complicating/Specific process disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Definition

Meningoencephalitis from the agent of AIDS/HIV infection usually accompanies or heralds AIDS dementia and encephalopathy; headache and delirium and confusion;must be differentiated from other infections of the CNS also common in AIDS including syphilis, and CMV, and fungal (coccidiomycosis, cryptomycosis, histoplasmosis) meningoencephalitis syndromes

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