Levels of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 RNA in cerebrospinal fluid correlate with AIDS dementia stage.

@article{Brew1997LevelsOH,
  title={Levels of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 RNA in cerebrospinal fluid correlate with AIDS dementia stage.},
  author={B J Brew and Louise Pemberton and Philip Cunningham and Matthew G. Law},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1997},
  volume={175 4},
  pages={963-6}
}
The relationship between the presence and severity of AIDS dementia complex (ADC) and the levels of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were assessed. Nineteen patients with ADC (stages 1-3), 6 without ADC (group 1), and 10 (group 2) without ADC but with cryptococcal meningitis or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy were studied. There was a significant relationship between increasing CSF virus burden and ADC severity (P = .0006) but not with… CONTINUE READING

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