Cytomegalovirus encephalitis: Diagnosis with clinical approach, EEC and PCR techniques

M. Maschio, F. Giudiceandrea, P. Contadini, B. Jandolo

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Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) encephalitis is particularly evident in immunodepressed patients. Often diagnosis is difficult and time-consuming because of the complex basic clinical picture of these patients. We describe the diagnostic steps taken in a case of cytomegalovirus encephalitis affecting an elderly patient, classified as immunodepressed and deceased on the thirty-fifth day of hospitalisation in the intensive care unit due to acute myocardial infarction. Treatment with ganciclovir, 30 mg/kg per day, begun at the time of diagnosis, appears to have had a positive effect on the neurologic symptoms. Encephalitis, Cytomegalovirus, PCR

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume20
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Encephalitis
Cytomegalovirus
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Ganciclovir
Neurologic Manifestations
Intensive Care Units
Hospitalization
Myocardial Infarction
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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Cytomegalovirus encephalitis : Diagnosis with clinical approach, EEC and PCR techniques. / Maschio, M.; Giudiceandrea, F.; Contadini, P.; Jandolo, B.

In: Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 4, 1999, p. 255-258.

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Maschio, M. ; Giudiceandrea, F. ; Contadini, P. ; Jandolo, B. / Cytomegalovirus encephalitis : Diagnosis with clinical approach, EEC and PCR techniques. In: Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 1999 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 255-258.
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