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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: Introduction

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is an infrequent disorder of the nervous system that primarily affects individuals with suppressed ... more about Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy.

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: Progressive degenerative condition of the brain. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy is available below.

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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: Complications

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Causes of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a ...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or ...read more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The condition goes by the...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the symptoms are...read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine...read more »

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Prognosis for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Prognosis for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: Poor. Progressive debilitation. Commonly death within 1-4 years.

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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. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy:

Demyelination in various part of the central nervous system, usually secondary to neoplastic disease; JC virus has been recovered from brain tissue. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, or a subtype of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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