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Table 1 Patients demographic and clinical data

From: Brain biopsy in AIDS patients: diagnostic yield and treatment applications

  Diagnosis Age SBX VS open Sex Solitary vs multiple Target location Side Enhancement Edema Presenting symptoms CD4 pre biopsy Treatment Complications Clinical improvement
1 PML 37 sbx Male Multiple BG Right No None Combined 69 AZT, 3TC No No
2 Non diagnostic × 1,Toxoplasmosis 2nd 36 sbx Male Solitary Frontal Right Yes Yes Motor 50 AZT, 3TC, Antitoxoplasmosis Bleeding No
3 PML 41 sbx Male Solitary BG Left No None Cognitive 10 AZT, 3TC No No
4 Lymphoma 39 sbx Male Solitary BG Right Yes yes Motor 13 Radiation Therapy No Yes
5 PML 32 sbx Male Multiple Frontal Right No None Combined 57 HAART No Yes
6 Toxoplasmosis 24 sbx Male Multiple BG Left Yes Yes Combined 38 HAART, Antitoxoplasmosis No No
7 Toxoplasmosis 29 sbx Male Solitary Frontal Right Yes Yes Motor 185 HAART, Antitoxoplasmosis No Yes
8 Non Diagnostic × 2 Aspergilosis 3rd 78 sbx Male Multiple Parietal occipital frontal Right Yes Yes Motor 50 HAART, Amphotericin No No
9 HIV encephalopathy 33 sbx Male Multiple Occipital Right Yes Yes Combined 3 HAART No Yes
10 PML 48 sbx Male Multiple Frontal Right Yes None Combined 25 HAART No Yes
11 Non diagnostic inflamatory reactive process 41 sbx Female Multiple BG Left Yes Yes Motor 22 HAART No Yes
12 Viral infection 37 sbx Male Multiple Frontal Left Yes Yes Combined 36 HAART No No
13 Cryptoccocal 55 sbx male Multiple Temporal Left Yes Yes Motor 60 HAART, Amphotericin, Intraconazol No No
14 Viral infection 46 sbx Female Multiple Occipital Right No None Combined 338 HAART No Yes
15 Viral infection 46 sbx Female Multiple BG Right Yes Yes Combined 33 HAART Bleeding No
16 Toxoplasmosis 32 open Female Multiple Parietal Right Yes Yes Combined 14 HAART, Antitoxoplasmosis No Yes