HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is an aggressive malignancy that usually occurs in the setting of advanced immunosuppression. Its atypical radiological behavior poses a challenge to the differential diagnosis with opportunistic infections of the CNS. Here we present a case of PCNSL in the setting of AIDS: after a comprehensive work-up of radiological and laboratory assessments, brain biopsy was necessary to uncover the diagnosis.
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AIDS-associated central nervous system lymphoma: the great mime. A case report and literature review
Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine 2018; 4 (2): e472
Submission date: 23 May 2018
Revised on: 11 Jun 2018
Accepted on: 12 Jun 2018
Published online: 25 Jun 2018
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