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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

Print version ISSN 0004-282X

Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.53 no.1 São Paulo Mar. 1995

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1995000100019 

Lymphomatous meningoencephalitis in a patient with HAMVTSP

 

Meningo-encefalite linfomatosa em um paciente com HAMVTSP

 

 

Irenio GomesI; Marco Heleno Cunha NascimentoII; Otávio Augusto Moreno-CarvalhoIII; Ailton MeloIV

INeurologista da Unidade de Neurojinfectologia da Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA)
IIMonitor de Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria, UFBA
IIIResponsável pelo Laboratório de Liquorologia do Hospital Santo Amaro, Salvador
IVResponsáveI pela Unidade de Neuroinfectologia da UFBA, Pesquisador do CNPq

 

 


SUMMARY

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.

Key words:HTLV-I, meningoencephalitis, lymphoma.


RESUMO

É descrito o caso de um paciente de 23 anos, com diagnóstico prévio de mielorradiculopatia que desenvolveu diminuição gradual do nível de consciência, rigidez de nuca e cefaléia. O exame do LCR mostrou linfocitose com presença de células blásticas, hiperproteinorraquia e anticorpos para HTLV-I/II.

Palavras-chave: HTLV-I, meningo-encefalite, linfoma.


 

 

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Acknowledgements

We are indebted to Professor Aristides Chetto de Queiroz for his kind assistance.

 

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Aceite: 28-setembro-1994.

 

 

Dr. Ailton Melo - Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria, Faculdade de Medicina, UFBA - Av. Reitor Miguel Calmon s/n - 40110-100 Salvador BA - Brasil.