Which CSF findings are characteristic of non-CMV-related progressive polyradiculopathy in HIV infection?

Updated: Nov 05, 2019
  • Author: Emad R Noor, MBChB; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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CSF findings are different in non-CMV-related progressive polyradiculopathy.

in lymphoma, CSF findings include lymphocytic pleocytosis.

In TB-related cases, CSF findings usually include (but not always) elevated protein, decreased protein and glucose, as well as PMN's often mixed with lymphocytes. Mycobacterial cultures as well as lymph node biopsies may also assist in diagnosis.

In idiopathic cases, CSF findings include:

  • Moderate mononuclear pleocytosis

  • Mildly elevated protein

  • Absence of identifiable infectious agents or malignant cells


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