Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
versión impresa ISSN 1413-8670
CORTI, Marcelo et al. Central nervous system involvement in Hodgkin's lymphoma associated with Epstein-Barr virus in a patient with AIDS: case report and review of the literature. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.6, pp. 403-405. ISSN 1413-8670. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702006000600009.
Intracranial and intraspinal involvement is a rare complication of Hodgkin's disease. We report a case of a patient with diagnosis of AIDS and Hodgkin's lymphoma who developed brain and spinal involvement at the time of the relapse of the neoplasm disease. Mixed cellularity histology was the subtype of Hodgkin's disease in our patient; we identified the Epstein-Barr virus genome in the Reed-Sternberg cells by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization.
Palabras llave : Hodgkin lymphoma; central nervous system; AIDS.