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Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

Other Names for this Disease
  • Leukoencephalopathy, progressive multifocal
  • PML
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How might progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) be treated?

Currently, the best available therapy is reversal of the immune-deficient state. This can sometimes be accomplished by alteration of chemotherapy or immunosuppression. In the case of HIV-associated PML, immediately beginning anti-retroviral therapy will benefit most individuals.[1]
Last updated: 3/3/2011

  1. NINDS Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 2010; Accessed 3/3/2011.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • lists trials that are studying or have studied Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Click on the link to go to to read descriptions of these studies.