AIDS myelitis can be difficult to diagnose clinically in the face of a concomitant peripheral polyradiculoneuropathy. Both entities may be caused by viral agents. In this case report, we describe the MR appearance of the initial spinal cord lesion and the subsequently demonstrated resolution of the lesion. To our knowledge, AIDS mylitis has not been demonstrated radiographically in the literature. We have found MR a sensitive and valuable tool in the assessment of spinal cord disease in a patient with AIDS.
|American Journal of Neuroradiology
|Published - 1989