TITLE

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy – Progress Made and Lessons Relearned

AUTHOR(S)
Greenlee, John E.
PUB. DATE
May 1998
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;05/07/98, Vol. 338 Issue 19, p1378
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
This editorial discusses multifocal leukoencephalopathy, an opportunistic demyelinating infection caused by the nonpathogenic papovavirus known as JC virus. The disease was initially identified as a rare complication of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and Hodgkin's disease. A discussion is presented about the increase in the number of patients with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy due to AIDS that has provided both impetus and a sufficient number of patients for organized therapeutic trials.
ACCESSION #
24898507

 

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