Electroencephalogram and HIV infection: A prospective study in 100 patients

P. Tinuper, P. De Carolis, M. Galeotti, A. Baldrati, F. M. Gritti, T. Sacquegna

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In order to study the correlation between central nervous system (CNS) involvement and EEG abnormalities in HIV infection we studied 100 consecutive HIV patients. Patients were divided into 4 groups; Group I: 42 neurologically asymptomatic subjects; Group II: 6 patients with peripheral neuropathies; Group III: 28 patients with AIDS Dementia Complex; Group IV: 24 patients with secondary CNS involvement. The results of this study emphasize that abnormal EEGs are correlated with CNS involvement. Neurologically asymptomatic patients showed no abnormal tracings, but the presence of borderline EEGs (33%) in asymptomatic patients should be evaluated prospectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalClinical EEG Electroencephalography
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1990


  • AIDS
  • electroencephalography
  • HIV infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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