Asymptomatic HIV infection does not cause EEG abnormalities: results from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS)

@article{Nuwer1992AsymptomaticHI,
  title={Asymptomatic HIV infection does not cause EEG abnormalities: results from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS)},
  author={Marc R. Nuwer and Eric N. Miller and Barbara R. Visscher and Ernst Niedermeyer and J W Packwood and L G Carlson and Paul Satz and William R Jankel and Justin C. Mcarthur},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1992},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={1214-9}
}
We conducted EEG testing in 200 asymptomatic homosexual men, half of whom were HIV seropositive. We chose to include half of the subjects because they were rated as impaired on a neuropsychological screening test. We used both traditional visual EEG interpretation and quantitative EEG analysis. Abnormal EEGs and borderline degrees of EEG slowing occurred in 32% of these men. These EEG changes were not related to HIV serostatus. EEG changes did correlate with the impaired neuropsychological test… CONTINUE READING