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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

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 of the brain. "Progressive" means that this disease gets worse in a short time. "Multifocal" means that it shows up in several places at the same time. Researchers...
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PML - what T cell count is associated with it?

What T cell count is associated with PML? I have HIV and I have been diagnosed with birdshot retinopathy, an autoimmune, inflammatory condition that causes blindness. I am currently on cycosporine and my doctors recommend adding CellCept to further...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most cases of PML occur with low CD4 cell counts (usually < 100 but sigfnicant minority can be seen be seen with CD4 > 200).KH... Read more »

pml

2001 I got PML i was getting better day by day but I'm wandering the pml stop or can continue to do damage to my brain. Last year my TC were almost 500 I was doing Reyatax,Tenofavir and Norvir then a change to Truvada and kaletra my TC count is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
PML was (and still can be) a terrible complication of AIDS that in the pre effective treatment days generally ran a bad course ending in death. I have several patients from that era who started effective therapy in the midst of PML (progressive... Read more »

recovery from pml

I AM RECOVERING FROM PML. I AM IN PHYSICAL THERAPY AND GETTING STRONGER. MY LESIONS ARE SRINKING AND MY SWELLING IS GOING DOWN. MY QUESTION IS I HAVE A LOT OF TONE ON MY LEFT SIDE, ESPECIALLY MY ARM, DO YOU KNOW OF ANY MEDS THAT CAN HELP WITH THE...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There are medicines that can help relax muscles that have increased tone (spasticity) in other diseases. Ask your doctor to consider trying this approach.... Read more »

Friend died from PML

Hello, One of my best friends..32 years old..just died on Sunday of PML. I never heard of this until he stated getting sick a month ago and now he is gone. He is the same age as me..and although I take much better care of myself then he did..I am so...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
PML is caused by a virus. It usually is a serious problem for HIV+ persons with a CD4 count < 200 often < 50. Your HIV specialist should be able to discusw with you whether that is something you should be concerned with. Neither oral yeast... Read more »
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PML

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know have any information on PML? Is is a death sentence? Read more »

PML - HEARD OF IT ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My partner is dying from PML & I am looking to get in touch with others who may be in or have been in this horrible situation. Or if anyone knows of any PML support groups.

Thanks

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Other PML sufferers

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I WOULD LIKE TO CORRISPOND WITH OTHERS WHO SUFFER FROM PML....IWAS DIAGNOSEDIN4/99 AND AM SLOWLY GETTING STRONGER.I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE EXPERIENCES..............


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

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PML Disease: What is it?
By harmonys
Ocala : FL : USA | Jun 25, 2010
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You may be asking yourself what exactly it is. PML stands for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy. The majority of the population carries the Polyomavirus... Read more »