Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Causes

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

... What Is PML? How Can 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. Encephalopathy is a disease of the brain. "Leuco-" (or "leuko") means pale or white. Leucoencephalopathy is a disease of the white matter
Ask the Experts

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)

I have a problem.I am very interested in being involved in a study of the treatment with Interleukin - 2 (IL2) to boost my T-cell count.The first time that I have contracted this virus (PML). Was in Sept. 1994.I was admitted to the Hospital, and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...There is no clearcut answer to your question-- you may experience a flare of the PML if your CD4 cells increase significantly (the "immune reconstitution syndrome"), or your T cells may increase without this happening. Read more »

Will there be a similar progression

Thank you for your time and attention. My partner passed away 7 years ago. He had suffered from PML. What is the likelihood of coming down with the same opportunistic infection as the one who infected you?
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...PML (Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy) is caused by JC virus, a virus that is usually acquired during childhood. The transmission of JC virus is poorly understood. Read more »

pml

I have been diagnosed with suspected pml, in the very early stages and am being treated with cidifor and sustiva, zerit, epiver. I seem to be improving with time and my doctor says I might be able to drive and go back to work, but would first like...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...fact that your viral load is undetectable is great news. Hopefully your CD4+ T-cell count will continue to go up.Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy is caused by a virus called JC. There have been small reports of patients having... Read more »

PML and MAI -- please help

I write, hoping you may be able to help and/or address some concerns and answer questions.If one has CD4 count of 13 or below and diagnosed with PML and MAI, what treatment or regimen would you prescribe? (Currently being treated with mebron,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...mycobacterium avium complex). The preferred treatment is clarithromycin or azithromycin (Zithromax) plus ethambutol.PML is progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. It is caused by activation of the J.C. (Jacob-Crutzfeld) virus in folks who are... Read more »
Articles
Project Inform

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Fact Sheet

... What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose PML? How Do You Treat PML? Potent Anti-HIV Therapy Cytosine Arabinoside (Ara-C) Experimental Treatments Commentary The Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Update on Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

... Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is an opportunistic viral infection of the central nervous system that occurs in 2-7% of individuals with AIDS. PML is Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Castleman's disease, or HHV8 MAC, or Mycobacterium avium complex PCP, or Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia PML, or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (caused by the JC virus) TB, or Mycobacterium tuberculosis How Is It... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Leucoencefalopatía Multifocal Progresiva (PML)

...http://books.google.com ): It is More Than a Wheelchair, More than HIV: Overcoming PML por Ron Kudrako. Parece que el libro Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML): Case Studies and Potential Treatments por Peter y Lisa Brosnan, ya... Read more »
Connect With Others

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31, 1 Reply
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »