Clinicopathologic characteristics of the lungs of patients with human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1-associated myelopathy.

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Lung autopsy specimens were evaluated histologically in the six patients with human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-associated myelopathy (HAM). The results revealed two histologic changes. First, lymphoid infiltrates were distributed widely in peribronchiolar and perivascular regions, subpleural regions, and the alveolus. Lymphoid infiltrates… (More)

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