MYELOPATHY OF HUMAN T CELL LEUKAEMIA VIRUS INFECTION

MYELOPATHY OF HUMAN T CELL LEUKAEMIA VIRUS INFECTION

Human T cell leukaemia virus (HTLV-1) is a type of human retrovirus. This is transmitted not only by sexual contact but also but breast feeding as well as by blood contaminated needles and transfusion… | Human T cell leukaemia virus (HTLV-1) is a type of human retrovirus. This

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Clinically they are initially asymptomatic but after a long latent period of several years few patients may develop myelopathy.

EEG and MRI findings are same as multiple sclerosis.HTVL-1 antibodies are present in sserum and CSF. No treatment is known.