Open Access Case Report Article ID: JHCSR-9-132

    Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, more than an encephalopathy

    David Sáez M*, Nadia Valdés R, Cristian Fernández M and Rocío Pacheco E

    Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a pathology associated with the presence of the JC virus, although it occurs in other conditions, nowadays most cases occur in patients with AIDS, in severe stages of immunosuppression. This condition, and hence its name, has always been associated with the presence of intracerebral lesions, where it can have a wide distribution. However, it is very rare, if ever, to report lesions of this disease in the spinal cord. We present a case of a 40-year-old patient, an HIV carrier in the AIDS stage, who, in addition to presenting brain lesions, had multiple lesions at the cervical spinal cord level. We believe that these lesions may be more common than believed and should be intentionally sought if possible.


    Published on: May 24, 2022 Pages: 1-4

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-3786.000032
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