Can pulmonary sarcoidosis trigger a progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy? Considerations from a case series and a review of literature.

Clin Case Rep 2018 Nov 21;6(11):2121-2125. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Abteilung für Neurologie Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung Wien Austria.

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a severe infectious brain disease with lethal outcome mainly seen in immunocompromised subjects. Herein, we describe a new form of PML with different outcome which was observed in patients suffering from systemic sarcoidosis. Thus, we raise the question whether preexisting sarcoidosis might predispose for or even trigger PML.

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November 2018
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