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Cranial computed tomography in the emergency department evaluation of HIV-infected patients with neurologic complaints.

Authors
  • Tso, E L
  • Todd, W C
  • Groleau, G A
  • Hooper, F J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Emergency Medicine
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1993
Volume
22
Issue
7
Pages
1169–1176
Identifiers
PMID: 8517569
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

CT detected clinically significant neuropathology among our study patients. Because lesions and mass effect were associated with nonfocal as well as focal presentations, CT is indicated in every neurologically symptomatic patient with HIV infection or risk factors for infection. Because HIV-related diseases can progress rapidly, repeat CT is recommended even in patients with recent scans.

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