High signal intensity of both putamina in patients with HIV infection

Neuroradiology. 1991;33(4):362-3. doi: 10.1007/BF00587827.


We report two patients with HIV infection whose MR imaging showed abnormal high signal intensity confined to both putamina on T2-weighted spin echo (SE) images. We assume that they may represent the early manifestations of HIV encephalitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • AIDS Dementia Complex / diagnosis*
  • Adult
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Putamen / pathology*