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What are the symptoms of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)?

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The first signs of PML can differ from person to person, depending on the nerves that are damaged first. But they often include:

Sometimes, PML can also cause seizures.

  • Clumsiness or loss of coordination
  • Difficulty walking
  • Facial drooping
  • Loss of vision
  • Personality changes
  • Trouble speaking
  • Weak muscles

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy."

Fields, R.D. , November 2010. Science

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy."

Fields, R.D. , November 2010. Science

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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