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Central Nervous System (CNS) involvement, whether primary by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus--HIV--itself, or secondary (toxoplasmosis or lymphoma) is remarkably frequent in AIDS, in 40 to 70% of cases, depending upon the author. In order to study the natural history of this illness, a cohort of 25 asymptomatic seropositive patients have been established.… (More)
In an attempt to determine factors of predictive value in HIV (human immuno-deficiency virus) seropositive patients, particular attention was payed to symptoms indicating early involvement of the central nervous system (CNS). A cohort of healthy carriers was thus constituted. Follow-up will be carried out every six month including clinical, biological as… (More)
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a demyelinating disease which occurs in immunodepressed subjects and is particularly frequent in AIDS. Some authors having drawn attention to the protean aspect of the disease and claimed that AIDS may lose its basic characteristics and affect the grey matter as well as the white matter, we reviewed a… (More)
A cohort of 50 initially asymptomatic seropositive patients have been followed for five years. Various clinical evolution have been observed: 21 remain stable, 29 underwent complications that take then to AIDS, 11 died. In any case, invariability of the MRI anomalies seems had to be imputed to primary infection scars.