Spongiform encephalopathy in a patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)

Research paper by J. Schwenk, F. Cruz-Sanchez, G. Gosztonyi, J. Cervos-Navarro

Indexed on: 01 Dec '87Published on: 01 Dec '87Published in: Acta Neuropathologica


The histological and ultrastructural findings of subacute spongiform encephalopathy (SSE) are described in the cerebral cortex and basal ganglia of a homosexual patient who died with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is suggested that SSE, beside the diffuse AIDS leukoencephalopathy, might be another morphological substrate of the AIDS dementia complex.