Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy demonstrating contrast enhancement on MRI and uptake of thallium-201: a case report.


Journal Article

We describe a patient with AIDS who presented with focal neurological symptoms, and who had contrast-enhancing brain lesions on MRI which demonstrated increased thallium-201 uptake on SPECT. These findings were consistent with lymphoma; however, brain biopsy established a diagnosis of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of PML with increased thallium-201 uptake on brain SPECT.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Port, JD; Miseljic, S; Lee, RR; Ali, SZ; Nicol, TL; Royal, W; Chin, BB

Published Date

  • December 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 895 - 898

PubMed ID

  • 10639663

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10639663

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3940

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s002340050862


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany