Diagnostic criteria and clinical procedures in HIV-1 associated progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.

@article{Giesen1997DiagnosticCA,
  title={Diagnostic criteria and clinical procedures in HIV-1 associated progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.},
  author={H-J von Giesen and Elisabeth Neuen-Jacob and Kristina Doerries and Helmut Jablonowski and Holger Roick and Gabriele Arendt},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={147 1},
  pages={63-72}
}
The diagnosis of definite progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) has been a neuropathological domain. We reviewed all Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) seropositive patients in our institution between 01.01.1989 and 31.12.1994 and identified 20/823 cases with PML by clinical and imaging criteria. Diagnosis was neuropathologically confirmed in 5 cases. Diagnostic criteria included rapid onset (< 2 weeks) of multifocal neurological signs and symptoms, advanced… CONTINUE READING

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