Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Vol. 15 No. 3 (2021): Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

A Patient with AIDS and Embolic Stroke: A Case Report

Troy Fonda (Unknown)
Usman Hadi (Unknown)

Article Info

Publish Date
17 May 2021


Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a global concern. Globally, 36.7 million people areliving with HIV and 1 million people died at the end of 2016. There is an association between humanimmunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection with neurological manifestations. Between 1% and 5% of patientswith HIV develop stroke. The pathogenesis of AIDS with stroke is still controversial. A 37-year-old malepatient with AIDS had an embolic stroke. The diagnosis of the patient was based on clinical condition andthe CT scan results of the head with contrast. The stroke-causing mechanism in patients is HIV-associatedvasculopathy that results from accelerated atherosclerosis. After administration of antiplatelet and statin, thepatient’s condition improves.

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