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What is the difference between progresive multifocal leukoencephilopathy (pml) and reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (rpls)?
Different problems: Pml is a viral disease affecting the brain and occurs in patients with compromised immune systems such as those with aids, transplants, cancer, etc. Rpls is a reversible syndrome of headaches, seizures, confusion, and other symptoms due to medications, high blood pressure, etc. And improves upon treatment of the underlying disorder. ...Read more
PML: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a rapidly progressive viral infection of the brain caused by creutzfeldt jacob papova virus which affect support cells of the brain. Causes headaches, memory loss, speech & vision difficulties, changes in mental status, seizures, partial paralysis, limb weakness, incoordination, and finally coma & death. ...Read more
A term: .. broadly used to indicate loss of neural white matter in the brain. Can be secondary to toxin exposure, infection, loss of normal oxygen delivery etc. and can be associated with localized or generalized slowing of central nervous system functional efficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that or does the drug methetrexate cause progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (pml)?
Read: Horner's syndrome is the combination of drooping of the eyelid (ptosis) and constriction of the pupil (miosis), sometimes accompanied by decreased sweating of the face on the same side; redness of the conjunctiva of the eye is often also present. It indicates a problem with the sympathetic nervous system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doctor can evaluate: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help. Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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