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HTLV-1 associated myelopathy in Canada.

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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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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Journal:
Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques
Volume:
16
Issue:
3
Pages:
330-335
Publication date:
1989-08-01
ISSN:
0317-1671
Source identifiers:
35229
Language:
English
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pubs:35229
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uuid:a858d74b-0306-43f5-9ee6-cec9170649b1
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pubs:35229
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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