Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in an HIV-infected child

M. C. Morriss, R. M. Rutstein, B. Rudy, C. Desrochers, J. V. Hunter, R. A. Zimmerman

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A child with perinatally acquired HIV infection presented with acute neurologic deterioration. A cerebellar white matter lesion seen on CT and MRI later proved to be progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) by histology. Although a recognized disease of HIV-infected adults, PML is certain to be seen with more frequency in HIV-infected children who are surviving longer as a result of improved medical care. Recognition of the clinical and radiographic manifestations is important because of the dismal prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-144
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1997


  • Human immunodeficiency virus, perinatally acquired
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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