Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in an HIV-infected child

M. C. Morriss, R. M. Rutstein, B. Rudy, C. Desrochers, J. V. Hunter, R. A. Zimmerman

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Abstract

A child with perinatally acquired HIV infection presented with acute neurologic deterioration. A cerebellar white matter lesion seen on CT and MRI later proved to be progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) by histology. Although a recognized disease of HIV-infected adults, PML is certain to be seen with more frequency in HIV-infected children who are surviving longer as a result of improved medical care. Recognition of the clinical and radiographic manifestations is important because of the dismal prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-144
Number of pages3
JournalNeuroradiology
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1997

Keywords

  • Human immunodeficiency virus, perinatally acquired
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Morriss, M. C., Rutstein, R. M., Rudy, B., Desrochers, C., Hunter, J. V., & Zimmerman, R. A. (1997). Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in an HIV-infected child. Neuroradiology, 39(2), 142-144. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002340050383