The following is a list of suggested websites for further reading. You may also find out more about research taking place in the broader scientific and medical community through PubMed, a resource from the United States National Institutes of Health which contains citations for biomedical information from books, journals and MEDLINE publications.
Current research suggests that careful medical attention can help detect PML symptoms early and significantly improve outcomes. If you have a condition that predisposes you to an increased risk of PML or have been prescribed a medicine whose label indicates an increased risk of PML (see Risk Factors), it is critical to maintain an open dialogue […]
There are no known interventions that can reliably prevent PML or adequately treat PML if it occurs. Many patients with PML have weakened immune systems. Restoring the immune system may help in recovering from some PML symptoms, however, some of the serious effects of the disease are often permanent.1 If you are diagnosed with PML […]
Symptoms of PML are diverse and may vary from patient to patient depending on what part of the brain is infected by the JC virus (JCV).1 They may include:2 Loss of language ability Personality changes Memory loss Loss of coordination, clumsiness Weakness of the legs and arms that gets worse Vision problems Headaches Seizures
PML is very rare and is likely caused by combination of factors. Infection with the JC virus (JCV) is required for PML to develop. Other patient-specific factors, including a weakened immune system and possibly genetic factors, may increase the risk of PML.
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is, in the general population, a rare but serious infection of the central nervous system (CNS) that can and usually does lead to severe disability or death.1 It is caused by the combination of a common infection by a virus known as JC virus, (John Cunningham virus) and additional risk factors that […]