Whipple disease is a multisystem infectious disease caused by Tropheryma whippleii. It commonly affects the CNS and produces neurological symptoms in 10-20% of cases. Central nervous system Whipple disease occurring in patients with AIDS is extremely rare. The authors present a case of a newly diagnosed AIDS patient in whom intracranial Whipple disease was diagnosed by stereotactic brain biopsy.
- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
- Central nervous system infection
- Electron microscopy
- Stereotactic biopsy
- Whipple disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology