Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in patients with rheumatic diseases: are patients with systemic lupus erythematosus at particular risk?

@article{Molloy2008ProgressiveML,
  title={Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in patients with rheumatic diseases: are patients with systemic lupus erythematosus at particular risk?},
  author={Eamonn S. Molloy and Leonard H. Calabrese},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={144-6}
}
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare, frequently fatal, infectious complication occurring in immunocompromised patients. PML has been well-reported in patients with chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases taking immunosuppressive drugs. Awareness of the occurrence of PML in patients with rheumatic diseases has recently been highlighted by the occurrence of several cases of PML following administration of natalizumab and rituximab, biologic agents which have been used for… CONTINUE READING
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