human T-cell lymphoma/leukemia virus
hu·man T-·cell lym·pho·ma/leu·ke·mi·a vi·rus (HTLV),
a group of viruses (genus BLTV-HTLV retroviruses, family Retroviridae) that are lymphotropic with a selective affinity for the helper/inducer cell subset of T lymphocytes and that are associated with adult T-cell leukemia and tropical spastic paraparesis.
Synonym(s): human T-cell lymphotropic virus
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