ALAN LIN-GREENBERG, M.D.; NEELAM TANEJA-UPPAL, M.D.
LIN-GREENBERG A, TANEJA-UPPAL N. Dysautonomia and Infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:167. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-1-167_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(1):167.
To the editor: The spectrum of neurologic dysfunction attributed to infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is expanding and includes subacute encephalopathy, vacuolar myelopathy, and sensorimotor peripheral neuropathies (1). We recently cared for a man with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who had severe orthostatic hypotension as a component of generalized autonomic insufficiency. We postulate that his dysautomonia was a consequence of neurologic involvement by HIV.
A 62-year-old black homosexual man was admitted for evaluation of syncopal episodes. He gave a 6-week history of intermittent diarrhea, urinary urgency, loss of morning erection, and decreased sweating. He denied significant alcohol
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