Neurological infection by HTLV-I Report uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Brain

abstract

  • Neurologic infection by the human retrovirus HTLV-I is worldwide recognized. Viral associated myelopathy was described in Japan (HAM) and in tropical countries (TSP) as identical syndromes. We will review the distribution around the world, including Ecuador. Transmission mechanism, clinical, ethiologic and inmunologic considerations will also be reviewed; although there is no effective treatment for this condition, we will comment on the antiretroviral, immunosuppressive and inmunomodulatory therapy.

publication date

  • December 2001

Research

keywords

  • Report

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 76

end page

  • 80

volume

  • 10

number

  • 3