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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy 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?

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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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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...ever been. It's completely possible for many people with HIV to live their lives no differently than they had before their diagnosis (although healthier living becomes more important, and having safer sex is always critical). However, because... Read more »
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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Fact Sheet

...rate of PML remains so low. Because it is so rare and because it affects the brain (an organ that is difficult to study), its diagnosis and treatment are poorly understood. In 2005 and 2006, several people with inflammatory diseases were... Read more »
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AIDS Defining Conditions

...or unidentified species, disseminated or extrapulmonary Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia Pneumonia, recurrent Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Salmonella septicemia, recurrent Toxoplasmosis of brain Wasting syndrome due to HIV... Read more »
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What is PML????

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... 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 »

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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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