AIDS: Calcification of the basal ganglia in infants and children

A. L. Belman, G. Lantos, D. Horoupian, B. E. Novick, M. H. Ultmann, Dennis W Dickson, A. Rubinstein

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CT or postmortem examination demonstrated calcification of the basal ganglia in eight infants and children with acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Serial CT studies documented progression of both bilateral symmetric calcium densities and cerebral atrophy. Clinical features included progressive encephalopathy with dementia, and pyramidal tract signs. Postmortem examination of four children revealed variable degrees of calcific vasopathy of the basal ganglia, involving predominantly the putamen and globus pallidus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1192-1199
Number of pages8
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


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Belman, A. L., Lantos, G., Horoupian, D., Novick, B. E., Ultmann, M. H., Dickson, D. W., & Rubinstein, A. (1986). AIDS: Calcification of the basal ganglia in infants and children. Neurology, 36(9), 1192-1199.