[Natural history of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection].

  • Akihiko Okayama
  • Published 2005 in
    Rinsho byori. The Japanese journal of clinical…


The natural history of human T-lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1) infection has been difficult to be clarified, because only a small proportion of HTLV-1 carriers develop adult T-cell leukemia(ATL) after a long incubation period. We have performed a long-term follow-up study of HTLV-1 carriers for 17 years. Based on the findings of this study and other… (More)


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