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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Abstract

GOMES, Irenio; NASCIMENTO, Marco Heleno Cunha; MORENO-CARVALHO, Otávio Augusto  and  MELO, Ailton. Lymphomatous meningoencephalitis in a patient with HAMVTSP. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1995, vol.53, n.1, pp. 123-125. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1995000100019.

A case of lymphomatous meningoencephalitis in a 23 year old Brazilian patient with HTLV-I/II associated myelopathy is reported. The patient was admitted to the hospital with a clinical picture of decreased consciousness level, stiffness of the neck and previous diagnosis of myeloneuropathy. CSF examination showed lymphocytosis with blastic cells and antibodies against HTLV-I/II.

Keywords : HTLV-I; meningoencephalitis; lymphoma.

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