Alzheimer’s Diagnosed for a First Time in a HIV-Positive Person, Georgetown Researchers Report

Alzheimer’s Diagnosed for a First Time in a HIV-Positive Person, Georgetown Researchers Report
Georgetown University researchers reported what is thought to be the first confirmed case of Alzheimer’s disease in a HIV-positive patient, a 71-year-old man with amyloid deposits in the brain detected by a scan. The case report highlights the importance of further study into HIV-related neurological decline, and raises the possibilty that Alzheimer's exists in other HIV-positive people but has been misdiagnosed. The study, “An individual with human immunodeficiency virus, dementia, and central nervous system amyloid deposition,” was published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring.
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