leucoencephalopathy


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Related to leucoencephalopathy: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

leu·ko·en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy

(lū'kō-en-sef'ă-lop'ă-thē)
White matter changes first described in children with leukemia, associated with radiation and chemotherapy injury, often associated with methotrexate; pathologically characterized by diffuse reactive astrocytosis with multiple areas of necrotic foci without inflammation.
Synonym(s): leucoencephalopathy.
[leuko- + G. enkephalos, brain, + pathos, suffering]

leucoencephalopathy

A rare disorder occurring in the late stages of LYMPHOMA or other cancers. Scattered throughout the brain are areas of DEMYELINATION with changes in the supporting (glial) cells characteristic of PAPOVA VIRUS infection. The resulting damage to nerve function causes widespread effects including paralysis, speech and visual defects, DEMENTIA and convulsions and the condition is fatal within a matter of weeks.
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Singh, "Snake bite-induced leucoencephalopathy," BMJ Case Reports, vol.
Reversible spongiform leucoencephalopathy after inhalation of heated heroin.
Pulmonary tuberculosis were 28.3%, disseminated and extrapulmonary tuberculosis were 14.1%, Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP) were 21.7%, similarly cryptococcal meningitis were 21.7%, gastroenteritis were 9.4%, Penicilliosis were 1.9% and.9% each for Toxoplasmosis, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) encephalitis and Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy as the causes of death among HIV death due to opportunistic infections (Figure 6).
Cultivation of Papova-like virus from human brain with progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy. Lancet.
The significant risk in the second-line drugs that Modi refers to is a condition known as progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy (PML), caused by activation of what's called the JC virus in the brain--which can be fatal.
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One confused patient, many confused physicians: a case of delayed post-hypoxic leucoencephalopathy. QJM.
Vacuolar leucoencephalopathy and pulvinar sign in association with coeliac disease.
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