Multiple ischemic infarcts in a child with AIDS, varicella zoster infection, and cerebral vasculitis

Yitzchak Frank, Wilma Lim, Ellen Kahn, Peter Farmer, Michael Gorey, Savita Pahwa

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A 4 1 2-year-old girl with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and prolonged varicella zoster virus skin infection developed multiple ischemic strokes and radiologic and histopathologic evidence of central nervous system vasculitis. Typical features of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome encephalitis were not present and there was no evidence of vasculitis outside the nervous system. Central nervous system vasculitis probably resulted from varicella zoster virus infection that persisted because of immunodeficiency. This acquired immunodeficiency syndrome complication has only rarely been described in adults and to our knowledge has not been described in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology

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