Cytomegalovirus encephalitis associated with episodic neurologic deficits and OKT-8+ pleocytosis

J. R. Richert, S. Potolicchio, V. F. Garagusi, H. J. Manz, S. L. Cohan, D. P. Hartmann, R. T. Johnson

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After 3 days of symptoms suggesting a viral illness, a 35-year-old man experienced three episodes of aphasia, right-sided sensory symptoms, and bifrontal headache. Each lasted several hours. CSF examination revealed a moderate lymphocytosis consisting of 80% OKT-8+ cells. Serum anti-cytomegalovirus (anti-CMV) antibody titer was elevated at 1:1,024 and subsequently fell to 1:64. Episodic symptoms recurred 5 months later, at which time the anti-CMV titer peaked at 1:8,192. A trial of inhaled oxygen aborted two episodes after several minutes each.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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