Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 18th, 2005
"The incidence of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) has been on the rise in the setting of immunodeficiency syndromes such as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Its diagnosis has been facilitated by the advent of a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Epstein - Barr virus (EBV) PCR assay.
"The reported high sensitivity and specificity of this assay has made it the cornerstone of diagnosis of PCNSL, replacing more traditional methods such as an open CNS biopsy," scientists in the United States report.
"Here, we have described a patient with a...
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