Case 118. CMV encephalitis in AIDS (45 y-o M)
         
    Autopsy case with systemic CMV infection and Pneumocystis carii pneumonia    
         
   
Key words : cytomegalovirus, encephalitis
   
         
   
opportunistic infection
   
     
 
     
Neurons of the olival nucleus show intranuclear inclusions (HE). CMV mainly involves periventricular parenchyma, and retinitis is often associated. Refer to case 236.   CMV antigen is localized in the ependymal cells and subependymal neurons (immunostaining).