CT Chest and pulmonary functional changes in patients with HTLV-associated myelopathy in the Eastern Brazilian Amazon

@inproceedings{Falco2017CTCA,
  title={CT Chest and pulmonary functional changes in patients with HTLV-associated myelopathy in the Eastern Brazilian Amazon},
  author={Luiz F{\'a}bio Magno Falc{\~a}o and Aline Falc{\~a}o and Rita Catarina Medeiros Sousa and Wald{\^o}nio de Brito Vieira and Robson Tadachi Moraes de Oliveira and Val{\'e}ria Marques Ferreira Normando and George Alberto Dias and Marcio C. Santos and Rodrigo Santiago Barbosa Rocha and Gilberto Toshimitsu Yoshikawa and Roberta Vilela Lopes Koyama and Satomi Fujihara and V{\'i}ctor Augusto Cavaleiro Corr{\^e}a and Hellen Tha{\'i}s Fuzii and Juarez Antonio Sim{\~o}es Quaresma},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
The aim of this study was to compare computed tomography (CT) scans of chest and lung function among patients with Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 (HTLV) with and without HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP). In this cross-sectional study performed between January 2013 and June 2016, we included 48 patients with HAM/TSP (19 women and 11 men) and without HAM/TSP (12 women and 6 men). We compared CT findings and lung functions of these groups. Patients who had HAM… CONTINUE READING

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