Introduction: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy


Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: Progressive degenerative condition of the brain.

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is an infrequent disorder of the nervous system that primarily affects individuals with suppressed immune systems (including, allograft recipients such as kidney transplant patients; patients with cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma; and nearly 10% of patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The disorder, which is caused by a common human polyomavirus, JC virus, is characterized by demyelination or destruction of the myelin sheath that covers nerve cells. The myelin sheath is the fatty covering which acts as an insulator on nerve fibers in the brain. 1

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         Contents for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy:

1. excerpt from NINDS Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Information Page: NINDS

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