Epstein-barr virus DNA in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection and central nervous system disorders.

@article{Portolani1999EpsteinbarrVD,
  title={Epstein-barr virus DNA in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection and central nervous system disorders.},
  author={Marinella Portolani and Claudio Cermelli and Marisa Meacci and Paola Pietrosemoli and Anna Maria Teresa Sabbatini and Maria Chiara Cerri and Giovanni Guaraldi and B De Rienzo},
  journal={The new microbiologica},
  year={1999},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={369-74}
}
Routine search for herpesvirus types 1-5 by nested polymerase chain reaction revealed Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of ten out of seventy-nine patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and central nervous system (CNS) disorders not associated with the presence of primary CNS lymphomas. One out of the ten CSF samples was positive for EBV DNA only, six were also positive for microbial agents of recognised neurological pathogenicity while the… CONTINUE READING