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HELP, mother diagnosed with PML

My mother was just diagnosed with AIDS last week and also PML. Her T-Cell count is at 54. She had a brain biopsy done 4 weeks ago due to cat scan that reveiled a lesion on the brain. The doctors are not giving me a clear picture as to what is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...PML is an acronym for progressive multi-focal leukoencephalopathy which a brain infection caused by papovavirus. This is a very Read more »

PML mis-diagnosed by Infectious Disease Specialist

How in God's name can someone who calls themself an Infectious Disease Specialist not recognize or... Read more »

PML diagnosis, are Meds right

...I am currently caring for my brother who has been diagnosed with PML. Since he has virtually no... Read more »
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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...counts below 100. The exact rate is hard to know because PML is difficult to diagnose. Most cases of PML used to be fatal. People diagnosed with PML lived an average of 6 months, and most died within 2 years. However, if people with PML start... Read more »
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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Fact Sheet

...PML can also occur at the same time as swelling of the brain ( HIV encephalopathy ) and toxo. How Do You Diagnose PML? Diagnosing PML is tricky. PML, toxoplasmosis , AIDS dementia complex , cryptococcal meningitis and lymphoma, CMV and... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, March 8, 2010

...Is a Brain Biopsy Needed to Diagnose PML? In addition to having an AIDS diagnosis, I believe I may also have progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). How can I be sure? Will I need a brain biopsy?   Could HIV Have Played a Role... Read more »
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Clinicians Often Fail to Test for HIV After Diagnosing AIDS-Defining Illnesses, U.S. Study Suggests

...general population, is it? No; actually, CMV pneumonia or retinitis is almost exclusive in the AIDS. Especially progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, PML, that's almost exclusively seen in the AIDS population. [But] nobody was screened... Read more »
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What is PML????

Posted by corkeesdad
... Ocala : FL : USA | Jun 25, 2010 2 0 Views: 200 You may be asking yourself what exactly it is. PML stands for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy. The majority of the population carries the Polyomavirus JC, which is known as the JC... Read more »

What is PML???

Posted by corkeesdad
... Ocala : FL : USA | Jun 25, 2010 2 0 Views: 179 You may be asking yourself what exactly it is. PML stands for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy. The majority of the population carries the Polyomavirus JC, which is known as the JC... Read more »

PML...What is it???? Your new book trailer has b

Posted by corkeesdad
...Ocala : FL : USA | Jun 25, 2010 2 0 Views: 2114 You may be asking yourself what exactly it is. PML stands for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy. The majority of the population carries the Polyomavirus JC, which is known as the JC... Read more »

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Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...below 100. The exact rate is hard to know because PML is difficult to diagnose. Most cases of PML used to be fatal. People diagnosed with PML lived an average of 6 months, and most died within 2 years. However, if people with PML start taking... Read more »