Paraplegia associated with HTLV-1 virus Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • HTLV-I Infections
  • Paraparesis, Tropical Spastic
  • Paraplegia

abstract

  • Human T-Cell Leukaemia Virus (HTLV) has been found to be endemic in the Caribbean Islands. So-called spastic paraplegia of unknown origin, described in Martinique (named tropical spastic paraplegia in other countries) was found to be associated with signs of HTLV-l infection in 1984-1985. This association has since been found in non-tropical countries, particularly in Japan where HTLV-l is endemic. Numerous questions about the physiopathology of the neurological involvement and the systemic symptoms and signs remain unanswered. The identification of the retrovirus and of the diseases is only beginning.

publication date

  • January 1989

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • fre

PubMed ID

  • 2660218

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 260

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 145

number

  • 4