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ID DOID:643
Name progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
Definition A viral infectious disease that involves reactivation of JC polyomavirus in immune-compromised individuals which causes the loss of white matter (which is made up of myelin, a substance the surrounds and protects nerve fibers) in multiple areas of the brain. The symptoms include hemiparesis, aphasia, dysarthria, hemianopia, cognitive impairment and coma.
http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec16/ch217/ch217f.html, http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/progressive%20multifocal%20leukoencephalopathy, http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/pml/pml.htm
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GARD:7468

ICD10CM:A81.2

ICD9CM:046.3

MESH:D007968

NCI:C26815

SNOMEDCT_US_2020_03_01:22255007

UMLS_CUI:C0023524

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