Central Nervous System Lymphoma in HIV Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 13, 2018
  • Author: Florian P Thomas, MD, PhD, MA, MS; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

What is the pathogenesis of HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

What is the prevalence of HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

What is the prognosis of HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Central Nervous System Lymphoma in HIV?

Workup

Which studies are performed in the workup of HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

What is the role of CSF analysis in the workup of HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

What is the role of brain imaging in the workup of HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

What is the role of brain biopsy in the workup of HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

Treatment

How is HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) treated?

What is included in palliative care for HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in HIV-associated primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) treatment?

Which medications in the drug class Antivirals are used in the treatment of Central Nervous System Lymphoma in HIV?