What is the median survival of patients with HIV-associated cytomegalovirus (CMV) encephalitis?

Updated: Jul 25, 2017
  • Author: Gulshan Uppal, MD; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Prior to the introduction of potent antiretroviral therapy (ART), the median survival of patients with cytomegalovirus (CMV) neurologic disease was less than three months. [7]  However, ART has altered the natural history of CMV neurologic disease, and long-term survival has been reported in some patients, even if patients initiate ART after being diagnosed with CMV disease.


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