Chronic intestinal pseudo- obstruction: how important is JC virus infection?

Lindberg, Greger
January 2009
Gut;Jan2009, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the role of John Cunningham (JC) virus, a DNA virus that belongs to the family of polyomaviruses, in the pathogenesis of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIP). The author relates that JC virus is the causative agent in progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy (PML), a disease that almost exclusively occurs in immnocompromised patients. PML has occurred in patients treated with certain biological drugs.


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