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HTLV-1 associated myelopathy in Canada.

Abstract:

We report the clinical and laboratory findings of six Canadian patients with progressive myelopathy associated with HTLV-1 infection. The diagnosis was suspected on clinical grounds and supported by serological studies and positive gene amplification. Only five had emigrated from an area endemic for HTLV-1 infection. Tropical spastic paraparesis should be considered in all patients with myelopathy, even those without standard serological markers of HTLV-1 infection. The pathogenesis of this c...

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Weinshenker, BG More by this author
Dekaban, GA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, WTC Human Genetics
Francis, GS More by this author
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Journal:
The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques
Volume:
16
Issue:
3
Pages:
330-335
Publication date:
1989-08-05
ISSN:
0317-1671
URN:
uuid:a858d74b-0306-43f5-9ee6-cec9170649b1
Source identifiers:
35229
Local pid:
pubs:35229

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