Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage in an HIV patient

M. Silvestrini, R. Floris, M. Tagliati, P. Stanzione, G. Sancesario

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In an HIV-seropositive patient presenting generalized tonic-clonic seizures, magnetic resonance imaging and cerebrospinal fluid examination disclosed the signs of a previous subarachnoid bleed. No vascular malformation was observed with cerebral angiography. Laboratory tests revealed an autoimmune thrombocytopenia. A spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage induced by thrombocytopenia should be considered when investigating HIV patients presenting even non-specific neurological symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-495
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1990


  • CSF examination
  • HIV
  • MR
  • seizures
  • subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • thrombocytopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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