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JC virus
A species of POLYOMAVIRUS, originally isolated from the brain of a patient with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. The patient's initials J.C. gave the virus its name. Infection is not accompanied by any apparent illness but serious demyelinating disease can appear later, probably following reactivation of latent virus.
(Source: National Library of Medicine 2013 MeSH Scope Note and Classification)
For Figure 1, please refer to the Welcome and Contributing Authors page for the list of IDSA 2003 Contributors. Copyright 41st Annual Meeting of Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), 2003. Used with permission.
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  1. National Library of Medicine 2013 MeSH Scope Note and Classification

National Library of Medicine MeSH Classification

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JC Virus
Merkel cell polyomavirus
Simian virus 40