Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

Neurol Clin. 1984 May;2(2):299-313.

Abstract

PML is a progressive opportunistic infection of the CNS caused by a commonly occurring virus that may become manifest in the context of reduced host resistance in persons of any age. The authors review the disease and its causes, including a discussion of treatment attempts and differential diagnoses.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antibodies, Viral / analysis
  • Biopsy
  • Brain / pathology
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leukoencephalopathy, Progressive Multifocal / diagnosis*
  • Leukoencephalopathy, Progressive Multifocal / immunology
  • Leukoencephalopathy, Progressive Multifocal / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis

Substances

  • Antibodies, Viral