The radiology of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

  • S. Batnitzky
  • H. I. Price
  • D. A. Eckard
  • P. L. O’Boynick
  • S. J. Rosenthal
Conference paper

Abstract

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a progressive multifocal disease of the brain secondary to an opportunistic viral infection that primarily affects immunosuppressed patients. Fifty-five to 85% of PML cases are directly attributable to the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The neuroimaging findings of PML parallel the pathologic changes and have a variable appearance on CT and MRI. The features are nonspecific and can mimic a wide spectrum of pathologic states.

Key words

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome Demyelinating disease 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Batnitzky
    • 1
  • H. I. Price
    • 1
  • D. A. Eckard
    • 1
  • P. L. O’Boynick
    • 2
  • S. J. Rosenthal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Kansas School of MedicineKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Department fo NeurosurgeryUniversity of Kansas School of MedicineKansas CityUSA

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