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A Possible Case of Myelopathy/Tropical Spastic Paraparesis in an Argentinian Woman with Human T Lymphocyte Virus Type II

Mirna M. Biglione, Manuel Pizarro, Horacio E. Salomón and Marýa I. Berrýa

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 3, pages 456-458
Published in print August 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/376620
A Possible Case of Myelopathy/Tropical Spastic Paraparesis in an Argentinian Woman with Human T Lymphocyte Virus Type II

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A case of neurological disease featuring human T lymphocyte virus–associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) was diagnosed by serological (Western blot) and molecular (polymerase chain reaction) criteria as related to human T lymphocyte virus (HTLV)-II infection. This is, to our knowledge, the first case of this kind found in Argentina and is additional evidence that HAM/TSP solely related to HTLV-II infection occurs in HTLV-I–negative subjects.

Journal Article.  1883 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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