Disease-gene associations mined from literature

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