Prognosis and response to therapy of cytomegalovirus encephalitis and meningomyelitis in AIDS.

@article{Cohen1996PrognosisAR,
  title={Prognosis and response to therapy of cytomegalovirus encephalitis and meningomyelitis in AIDS.},
  author={B A Cohen},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1996},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={444-50}
}
Effective diagnosis and treatment of cytomegalovirus infection of the nervous system in AIDS patients has been limited by a lack of sensitive diagnostic measures. Retrospective series suggest a poor prognosis for cytomegalovirus encephalitis with rapid mortality. Polymerase chain reaction amplification of cytomegalovirus DNA allows detection in CSF that appears specific for CNS infection. In this series of seven patients with CNS cytomegalovirus infection in AIDS, four patients responded to… CONTINUE READING