A malignant astrocytoma in a patient with AIDS: A possible association between astrocytomas and HIV infection

J. W. Neal, M. B. Llewelyn, H. L. Morrison, B. Jasani, L. K. Borysiewicz

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Abstract

We describe a malignant astrocytoma in a patient with AIDS confirmed at autopsy. The object of this report is to draw attention to a further example of an unusual tumour associated with HIV infection. This is the tenth case in the world literature and it is possible that this tumour is represented with a higher than expected frequency in this group of the population. This case and others add malignant astrocytoma to the differential diagnosis of an intracranial space occupying lesion in an AIDS patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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