HIV-related encephalitis presenting as convulsant disease

A. Parisi, M. Strosselli, A. Pan, R. Maserati, L. Minoli

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Because of the growing incidence of neurological disorders in HIV-infected patients, an early detection of the disease seems to be of paramount importance, especially in asymptomatic subjects. By using electroencephalography coupled with computerized spectral analysis and 'mapping' (EEG-CSA), paroxysmal sharp activity was detected in 26 patients belonging to different stages of HIV infection. Seven of them (27%) were also symptomatic, showing signs of convulsant disease. The presence of focal or generalized paroxysmal activity, often associated with seizures, might suggest an early localization of HIV in cortical structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalClinical EEG Electroencephalography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • Computerized Spectral Analysis
  • Convulsant Disease Electroencephalography
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Subacute Encephalitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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