Painful neuropathy vasculitis in 2 patients with long-standing human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection

Sergio Ferrari, Massimiliano Lanzafame, Federica Faggian, Marina Malena, Mario Cruciani, Tiziana Cauallaro, Nicola Rizzuto, Ercole Concia, Sandro Vento

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Abstract

We describe 2 most unusual cases of distal symmetrical painful polyneuropathy in patients with long-standing HIV-1 infection well controlled by HAART. Sural nerve biopsies revealed vasculitis in both cases and steroid therapy led to resolution of symptoms not influenced by analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs. These unusual cases outline the importance of nerve biopsies in order to reach a diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-393
Number of pages2
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 4 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Ferrari, S., Lanzafame, M., Faggian, F., Malena, M., Cruciani, M., Cauallaro, T., Rizzuto, N., Concia, E., & Vento, S. (2004). Painful neuropathy vasculitis in 2 patients with long-standing human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 36(5), 392-393. https://doi.org/10.1080/00365540410019093