Detection of HTLV-III-specific IgG bands in the CSF from a patient with AIDS and encephalitis

M. Ceroni, L. Minoli, G. Di Perri, G. Senaldi, P. Marone, G. Achilli, M. Mondelli, C. Camana

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Abstract

Recent evidence would suggest that HTLV-III may be neurotropic. We have found oligoclonal IgG bands by isoelectric focusing in the CSF of a homosexual man with AIDS and encephalitis. Subsequent analysis revealed that such bands contained anti-HTLV-III activity, suggesting that neurologic symptoms in AIDS patients may be caused by replication of HTLV-III inside the CNS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-144
Number of pages2
JournalNeurology
Volume38
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Ceroni, M., Minoli, L., Di Perri, G., Senaldi, G., Marone, P., Achilli, G., Mondelli, M., & Camana, C. (1988). Detection of HTLV-III-specific IgG bands in the CSF from a patient with AIDS and encephalitis. Neurology, 38(1), 143-144.