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JC virus

Introduction: JC virus

Description of JC virus

JC virus: One of two polyomaviruses found in humans. JC virus can infect the respiratory system, kidneys, or brain, sometimes causing the fatal progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in the latter case. It is very widespread with approximately 80 percent of the adult population in the United States having antibodies to and JC. (from WordIQ.com)
Source: Diseases Database

JC virus: A species of POLYOMAVIRUS, originally isolated from the brain of a patient with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. The patient's initials J.C. gave the virus its name. Infection is not accompanied by any apparent illness but serious demyelinating disease can appear later, probably following reactivation of latent virus.
Source: MeSH 2007

JC virus: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for JC virus:

Terms associated with JC virus:

Terms Similar to JC virus:

  • Human Polyomavirus JC
  • JC polyomavirus
  • Polyomavirus, JC

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for JC virus

Source - MeSH 2007

The following terms can be used for JC virus

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of JC virus

The following list attempts to classify JC virus into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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