Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) – a Case Report.

  • BS Khan Specialist, Dept. of Radiology, Apollo Hospitals Dhaka
  • J Alam Sr. Consultant & Coordinator, Dept. of Radiology, Apollo Hospitals Dhaka
Keywords: Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, nervous system, immune deficiency

Abstract

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare and usually fatal viral disease occurring almost exclusively in people with severe immune deficiency. This is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that usually leads to death or severe disability. Patients usually present with focal CNS abnormalities like; hemiparesis, apathy, and confusion. Multifocal white matter lesions without mass effect lead to the diagnosis of PML. In this article we present a review of literature and report of a case of PML in which the patients clinical status and MR findings are typical.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/pulse.v6i1-2.20355

Pulse Vol.6 January-December 2013 p.57-59

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2014-09-07
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Khan, B., & Alam, J. (2014). Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) – a Case Report. Pulse, 6(1-2), 57-59. https://doi.org/10.3329/pulse.v6i1-2.20355
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