The first fatal case of AIDS in an hemophiliac observed in Italy is reported. The propositus is a 53-year-old hemophilia A patient who died on the 8th December, 1984. AIDS was documented clinically and in the laboratory by serum antibodies to HTLV-III detected by ELISA and Western blot assays. A progressive intellectual worsening of the patient due to diffuse cerebral atrophy was followed by CT scan, EEG and by evaluation of proper neurological signs and symptoms.
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