Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy complicating treatment for Wegener's granulomatosis

L. B. Morgenstern, C. A. Pardo

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Abstract

We describe a man treated with cyclophosphamide and prednisone for Wegener's granulomatosis who developed biopsy proven progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). Upon discontinuation of immunosuppression he made a dramatic recovery. As immunosuppressant use is increasing we draw attention to this potentially fatal, but reversible neurologic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1593-1595
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume22
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • Wegener's granulomatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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