Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia after immunosuppressive treatment

Shmuel Appel, Zeev Nitsan, Anna Gelfand, Natalia Tikhmanovich, Elena Dorodnicov, Jenia Reznik-Zoref, Ron Milo, Gilles Lugassy, Azaria Simonovich

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Abstract

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a fatal viral infection of the central nervous system. Magnetic resonance imaging typically shows hyperintense T2/fluid-attenuated inversion recovery lesions in the periventricular or subcortical white matter without contrast enhancement or gray matter involvement. Herein, we report on a case of a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and developed progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy with unusual magnetic resonance imaging findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-31
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology and Clinical Neuroscience
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • John Cunningham virus
  • chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • immunotherapy
  • magnetic resonance imaging findings
  • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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