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Pml Diagnosis

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PML diagnosis

Dear Doctor,Thank-you for being one of the many in providing a very informative web site for asking difficult questions. I have been diagnosed as HIV positive since early 1996 and been on antiviral treatments since. While having a long antiviral...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...PML. Routine CSF test are usually normal or show nonspecific changes. CSF PCR detection of JC virus DNA has been used in the diagnosis of PML, and is available in some commercial laboratories.The main treatment approaches involve using the... Read more »

PML diagnosis, are Meds right

Hello Dr Pierone, I am currently caring for my brother who has been diagnosed with PML. Since he... Read more »

Do I have to have a brain biopsy done?

Hello to my favorite doctor, Dr, Ben. As always, I have a question. I think I have, besides having... Read more »
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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Fact Sheet

...the exception of changes in anti-HIV therapy. A doctor and patient may opt to make these changes regardless of a definitive PML diagnosis. The main benefit of doing a biopsy is to rule out other possible brain diseases that may be more readily... Read more »
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Cidofovir May Be Useful for PML

...extremely unpleasant disease, often leading to a rapid and complete loss of mental faculties. Historically, the average time from PML diagnosis to death was about 90 days. Since the availability and use of potent anti-HIV therapies, however, the... Read more »
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What's New in Treatment Information?

...in people with higher CD4+ cell counts (e.g., above 200). PML is an aggressive disease. Historically, the average time from PML diagnosis to death was about 90 days. Since the availability and use of potent anti-HIV therapies, however, survival... Read more »
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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...PML Be Detected? How Is PML Treated? Where Can I Get More Information? The Bottom Line What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease.... 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 »

PML Survivors

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...can grow. Thanks very much for your time! Related Link: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/pml/pml.htm Post message: PMLSurvivors@yahoogroups.com Subscribe: PMLSurvivors-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Unsubscribe: ... Read more »