Published in Cancer Weekly, May 18th, 1998
Cytarabine, sold under the brand name Cytosar-U by Pharmacia & UpJohn, has been prescribed for people with PML. The once-rare condition makes brain cells deteriorate, causes vision problems, confusion and muscle weakness.
The condition strikes about 4 percent of patients with AIDS, typically killing them in about three months. There is no other effective therapy.
To test cytarabine, Colin D. Hall,...
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