Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy - Treatment Is Not Impossible
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a very serious disease that affectsthe tissue thats protecting the nerves found in the brains white matter. This tissue also known as myelin is found around the brain, spinal cord as well as in other places and is meant to maintain a fast, efficient impulse transmission between nerve cells. If the myelin gets damaged, it can no longer offer protection for the nerve cells found in the brain, which means these nerve cells wont be able to communicate with the other nerves found in the body. The vulnerability caused by the damaged tissue will also cause the impulses to slow down, situation that can lead to very serious diseases like PML and multiple sclerosis.
Patients with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy will experience different symptoms depending on the area of the brain that is affected and can include the following symptoms:
- Memory loss;
- Seeing problems;
- Arms and legs weakness;
- Loss of language ability;
- Loss of coordination;
- Movement problems.
Other methods to help with diagnosis of PML include:
- A biopsy of the brain;
- Tests of the cerebrospinal fluid for the JV virus;
- Computed tomography.
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy has been linked numerous times by medical studies to certain diseases affecting the immune system as well as immunosuppressive drugs prescribed to treat various disorders concerning the immune system. If you or a loved one thinks he might be suffering from PML, it is very important to consult not only a doctor but also a lawyer specialized in PML lawsuits. An experienced and skillful lawyer will be able to review your case and present your legal options afterwards. If an immunosuppressive drug is linked in any way possible with your disease, you may be able to seek compensation. Compensation is very important because it will cover all medical care expenses, lost wages as well as offer financial support for the entire family. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is rarely curable and the faster you act against this terrible disease, the better. Compensation will allow access to the best medical treatments available and will try to strengthen the immune system of the patient, which is the best known treatment for PML.
by: Andrew J Blake