Table 1

Clinical characteristics of the five patients at the time of their first MR examination

Patient NoAge (y)Previous AIDS defining diagnosis (CDC group IV1-150)CD4 count1-151 ×106/l
134 Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia  20
229None 360
334Oesophageal candidiasis< 10
454None  20
534Pulmonary tuberculosis 180
  • 1-150 Centers for Disease Control. Revised classification system for HIV infection and expanded case definition of AIDS among adolescents and adults.17

  • 1-151 Normal range = 350—2200×106/l.