progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
Thursday 6 October 2005
The only human disease caused by an infection with the human JC polyomavirus (JCV) is progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) characterized by a lytic infection of oligodendrocytes with consecutive demyelination.
- JC polyomavirus
- BK polyomavirus
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