Human genes for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy [DOID:643]
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.
Synonyms: progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, DOID:643, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathies