PML-IRIS in an HIV-2-infected patient presenting as Bell’s palsy

Fabian Sierra Morales, Carlos Illingworth, Kathie Lin, Ivia Rivera Agosto, Chloé Powell, Jacob A. Sloane, Igor J. Koralnik*

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Abstract

We present the case of an HIV-2-infected patient who developed progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in the setting of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) presenting as Bell’s palsy. The brain MRI showed a single lesion in the facial colliculus considered initially to be ischemic in nature. This case report should alert clinicians that PML can occur in the setting of HIV-2 infection. It also illustrates the difficulty of establishing the diagnosis of PML.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)789-792
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurovirology
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

Keywords

  • Bell’s palsy
  • HIV-2
  • Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome
  • JC virus
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Virology

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