Journal Article

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Presenting as Intractable Dystonia in an HIV-Infected Child

Ira Shah and Priya Chudgar

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 51, issue 6, pages 380-382
Published in print December 2005 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online May 2005 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmi034
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Presenting as Intractable Dystonia in an HIV-Infected Child

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Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) has been described in adult immunocompromised patients and has a progressive downhill course. Though dementia and motor disturbances have been described, intractable dystonia is a very unusual manifestation. In children, PML is very rare and often misdiagnosed as other central nervous system (CNS) encephalopathy. No definitive treatment is available.

Journal Article.  1421 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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