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Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

  • Alternative Names

    PML


    Symptoms
    • Headaches
    • Loss of coordination, clumsiness
    • Loss of language ability (aphasia)
    • Memory loss
    • Vision problems
    • Weakness of the legs and arms that gets worse

    Signs and tests

    Tests may include:

    • Brain biopsy (rare)
    • Cerebrospinal fluid test for the JCV
    • CT scan of the brain
    • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
    • MRI of the brain