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[Dementia as a sequelae of cytomegaloviral encephalitis in patients with AIDS]


Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 1999;99(4):29-32. Unique

Five cases of irreversible mental disorders (dementia) are reported in patients with immunodeficiency as the consequence of HIV-infection. Such cases comprise 4.3% of the patients infected by HIV at the stage of AIDS. Among the patients with dementia a cytomegaloviral damage to the brain was diagnosed in 83.3% of the cases. Mean life span of the patients was 2 months from the moment of the rise of psychopathologic symptomatology. An early diagnosis of the disorders of mental activity in individuals infected by HIV is necessary for establishing etiology of the pathologic process and for prescribing a specific medicine early.

JOURNAL ARTICLE bol'nykh SPIDom. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/COMPLICATIONS/*VIROLOGY Adult Antigens, CD4/IMMUNOLOGY Case Report Cytomegalovirus Infections/COMPLICATIONS/*VIROLOGY Dementia/*VIROLOGY Encephalitis, Viral/DIAGNOSIS/IMMUNOLOGY/*VIROLOGY English Abstract Fatal Outcome Human Male Middle Age


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