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What're the symptoms of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy?

The signs and symptoms of rogressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy include headaches, memory loss, changes in mental status, speech and vision difficulties, loss of strength, limb weakness, seizures, partial paralysis and loss of coordination. The disease leads to coma and then to death. About 45% of people with PML experience vision problems, most often a blindness affecting half of the visual field of each eye. Mental impairment affects about 38% of people with PML. Eventually, about 75% experience extreme weakness. Other symptoms include lack of coordination, paralysis on one side of the body (hemiparesis), and problems in speaking or using language.

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What is progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy? - Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is an advancing viral inflammation of the white matter of the brain.
What causes progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy? - Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is caused by Jacob-Creutzfeldt (JC) papovavirus.
What're the symptoms of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy? - The signs and symptoms of rogressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy include headaches, memory loss, changes in mental status.
How is progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy diagnosed? - Diagnosis of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy relies on assessing the white matter of the brain on a computed tomography scan or a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
What's the treatment for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy? - Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy sometimes responds to treatment in patients with AIDS who are taking anti-HIV drugs.
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