Biomed Pharmacother. 1997;51(10):461-3. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE
Neurological complications are particularly common during HIV infection.
Among various opportunistic diseases, cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of
the most frequent causes of central and peripheral neurological
manifestations. Previously, there have been several reports of cranial
nerve infection by CMV, but to our knowledge, no cases of auditory nerve
involvement have been described. We report two cases in which CMV
infection was revealed by involvement of the VIIIth cranial nerves.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is frequent in severely immunodeficient
patients infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The main
targets of CMV are the retina, gastrointestinal tract and central
nervous system. We describe two cases in which neurologic CMV infection
was revealed by hearing loss.
JOURNAL ARTICLE Acoustic Nerve Adult AIDS-Related Opportunistic
Infections/COMPLICATIONS/*DIAGNOSIS/ PHYSIOPATHOLOGY Case Report
Cytomegalovirus Infections/COMPLICATIONS/*DIAGNOSIS Deafness/*ETIOLOGY
Human HIV Infections/*COMPLICATIONS HIV Seropositivity Male Tinnitus