Poliradiculomielopatia causada por citomegalovirus en pacientes con sida

Translated title of the contribution: Cytomegalovirus polyradiculomyelopathy in AIDS

Dushyantha T. Jayaweera, Lidia Isabel Cassetti, Luis Espinoza, Gustavo D. Lopardo, Michelle L. Hansman-Whiteman, Ernesto G. Scerpella

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Abstract

To evaluate the efficacy of ganciclovir, foscarnet, or the combination of both for the treatment of cytomegalovirus polyradiculomyelopathy (CMV- PRAM), we reviewed the records of seven patients with AIDS, diagnosed with CMV-PRAM. Muscle strength was graded according to the Medical Research Council (MRC) scale. Response to treatment was also classified according to MRC scale, based on the degree of improvement in muscle strength. Six of 7 patients had a good response to treatment, reaching the MRC scale of 4, or improving at least 3 degrees in the same scale. CMV-PRAM may be treated with ganciclovir alone or in combination with foscarnet.

Translated title of the contributionCytomegalovirus polyradiculomyelopathy in AIDS
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)135-140
Number of pages6
JournalMedicina
Volume58
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 3 1998

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Citomegalovirus
  • HIV
  • Polyradiculomyelopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Jayaweera, D. T., Cassetti, L. I., Espinoza, L., Lopardo, G. D., Hansman-Whiteman, M. L., & Scerpella, E. G. (1998). Poliradiculomielopatia causada por citomegalovirus en pacientes con sida. Medicina, 58(2), 135-140.