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Infect Chemother. 2004 Feb;36(1):50-53. Korean. Case Report.
Lee JM , Park YS , Choi SH , Han SH , Chin BS , Shin SY , Choi JY , Lee KS , Park YS , Cho CH , Chang KH , Song YG , Kim JM .
Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
AIDS Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

In Korea, as the prevalence of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) increases, various opportunistic infections are becoming a problem. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is postulated to be associated with impaired cellular immunity and can be more frequently encountered these days primarily due to increasing incidence of AIDS. Neurologic deficits and brain imaging study together strongly suggest PML, but confirmatory diagnosis can be made only by cerebrospinal fluid study or tissue biopsy. In Korea few cases of confirmed PML in AIDS patients have been reported, and herein we offer our experience of a case of PML who underwent brain biopsy for confirmative diagnosis.

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