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Can having HTLV-1 and random bruises indicate I have Leukemia?

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Can having HTLV-1 and random bruises indicate I have Leukemia?

Postby peppino » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:15 am

HTLV-1 stands for Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus. It is a retrovirus, in the same class of virus as the AIDS virus, HIV-1. HTLV-I is associated with a rare form of blood dsycrasia known as Adult T-cell Leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) and a myelopathy, tropical spastic paresis. However, even with infection, fewer than 4% of seropositive persons will experience overt associated disease.
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