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Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type 1-Associated Myelopathy/Tropical Spastic Paraparesis in an HIV-Positive Patient Coinfected with Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type 2 Following Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy

Carlos Toro, Francisco Blanco, Pilar Garcça-Gasco, Julie Sheldon, José M. Benito, Norma I. Rallon and Vincent Soriano

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 45, issue 9, pages e118-e120
Published in print November 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/522172
Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type 1-Associated Myelopathy/Tropical Spastic Paraparesis in an HIV-Positive Patient Coinfected with Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type 2 Following Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy

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We describe a patient coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and human T lymphotropic virus type 2 in Spain who developed paraparesis resembling human T lymphotropic virus type 1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis shortly after initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy, hypothetically as the result of an immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome.

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

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