PML-Tsabri, Cellcept (other pictute Postcards:-)

July 27, 2008 at 11:07 pm

[SIZE=5][COLOR=purple], honest. PML is/WAS very rare- the only stat I found was number of deaths “1976-1994” in the US, attributed to, less than 4000. But the study added that he increase has been substabtial “w the spread of AIDS and use iof anti-rejection meds.”[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIZE=5][COLOR=#800080] As Fred says (thanks Fred) “you gotta look at the risk/reward ratio.” Which was the reason for my question- to evaluate the odds, so to speak.[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIZE=5][COLOR=#800080] PML involves a permutation of the “JC Virus”, something many of us carry harmlessly (70% of adult males, for ex) for Life. 5% of Aids patients, some unknown % of Chemo and Anti-Rejection medicated folks the JC evolves to PML. A virus that attacks the “white matter” myelin , of the BRAIN, usually resuklting in death in 3-6 months. BUT- as I said, I THINK it’s still very rare? Just looking for a Stat on Non-AIDS PML Deaths reprted SINCE ’94 or more recently, anyway. A GAMBLER LIKES TO THINK HE KNOWS THE ODDS![/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIZE=5][COLOR=#800080] Oh, Fred, I’ve asked, repeatedly, about Plasma exch- all 3 Neuro’s say “recerved for more urgent cases, you are “not so bad” etc.” Just Tuesday, I asked my Dr if he would think his case “not so bad” or “non-emergent” if he was giving up a $50K net “Practice” (my business) for a 25% SSDI check, w no real hopec of getting it back. I got a blank stare. Bless the Practitioners, but, they don’t always see things in “Real World” do they.[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIZE=5][COLOR=#800080] ANYWAY, sorry for the “War n Peace”, if anyone finds the non-aids toll on PML, I can call my bookie![/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIZE=5][COLOR=#800080]You cain’t have a Light[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIZE=5][COLOR=#800080]Without a “dark” to Stick it in” (“Pug” ,[/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=5][COLOR=#800080]my Father, RIP 1967)[/COLOR][/SIZE]
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