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Related to HTLV-I: Human T-lymphotropic virus
Abbreviation for human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type I; human lymphotropic virus, type 1.
A retrovirus associated with adult leukemia and lymphoma and with certain demyelinating diseases.
abbreviation for human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I.
HTLV-IVirology A retrovirus that immortalizes T cells; it is associated with
1. Adult T-cell lymphoma/leukemia in endemic regions of southern Japan–where up to 40% of leukemic Pts are HTLV-I-positive, and the Caribbean.
2. Chronic progressive myelopathy–tropical spastic paralysis, a condition endemic to the Caribbean, tropical Africa, and South America and.
3. HTLV-I-associated neuropathy; HTLV-I, like HIV-1, is blood-borne Carrier prevalence–US, Europe up to 0.10%; 1% of HTLV-I-infected subjects develop clinical disease, which may reflect host susceptibility and variant viral strains.