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What is the treatment for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in the John Cunningham virus?

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Scientists are studying several drugs for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, but none has been approved by the FDA. However, treatments that make your immune system stronger can be used to help your body fight the infection.

From: What Is the JC Virus? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "JC Virus: What Is It, and How Should I Test for It?"

American Journal of Neuroradiology: "JC Virus Infection of the Brain."

Journal of Virology: published online December 2010. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in a patient without apparent immunosuppression,

Merck Manual: "Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)."

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: "JC virus."

National Institutes of Health, AIDS Info: "Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents."

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

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 10, 2018

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "JC Virus: What Is It, and How Should I Test for It?"

American Journal of Neuroradiology: "JC Virus Infection of the Brain."

Journal of Virology: published online December 2010. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in a patient without apparent immunosuppression,

Merck Manual: "Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)."

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: "JC virus."

National Institutes of Health, AIDS Info: "Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents."

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

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 10, 2018

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