HIV encephalitis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

HIV positive patient with subacute behavioural changes and dementia.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

MRI brain and spine

Modality: MRI

There is significant generalised volume loss, marked for a patient in their 30s, with extensive bilateral white matter increased T2 signal. No enhancement. 

T2 weighted images of the spine demonstrate bilateral dorsolateral column high T2 signal suggestive of vacuolar myelopathy of the dorsal columns also HIV related. 

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Case Information

rID: 7709
Case created: 20th Nov 2009
Last edited: 26th Nov 2015
Tag: hiv
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