• We report the first published case (to our knowledge) of histopathologically documented acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related cytomegalovirus (CMV) myelitis in which antiviral drug therapy was administered. Despite sensitivity of the patient's CMV isolate to therapy with both ganciclovir and foscarnet, use of neither of these agents halted progression of central nervous system CMV disease. Higher doses of these drugs or combination therapy may be required to treat acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related CMV myelitis effectively.
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