An HTLV-I/II vaccine: from animal models to clinical trials?


A human T-lymphotropic virus type I/II (HTLV-I/II) vaccine is necessary in view of two etiologically related, life-threatening diseases, namely, adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma and tropical spastic paraparesis/HTLV-I-associated myelopathy. When the risk of developing autoimmune diseases such as uveitis, polymyositis, and arthritis is included, one can… (More)