Management of Neurologic Diseases

  • Authors: David M. Simpson, MD; Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • Most common parenchymal mass lesions associated with AIDS are cerebral toxoplasmosis, followed by primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL)
  • MRI typically reveals ≥ 1 enhancing lesion(s) with deformation of the surrounding brain tissue caused by mass effect and edema
  • Etiology cannot be definitively determined using MRI
  • Treatment
      Impact of CD4+ Cell Count
        Use of Corticosteroids

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