Dermatological findings of human T lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-I)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis.

@article{Lenzi2003DermatologicalFO,
  title={Dermatological findings of human T lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-I)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis.},
  author={Maria Elisa Ribeiro Lenzi and Tullia Cuzzi-Maya and Andr{\'e} L A Oliveira and Maria Jos{\'e} de Andrada-Serpa and Abelardo Q-C Ara{\'u}jo},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2003},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={507-13}
}
Dermatological findings for patients with human T lymphotropic virus type 1(HTLV-I)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) were investigated and were compared with dermatological findings for a control group. Only xerosis, cutaneous candidiasis, and palmar erythema were significantly associated with HAM/TSP. Histopathological patterns of cutaneous lymphoma were seen in 25% of 32 patients who underwent biopsy, and, thus, the cutaneous alterations in HAM/TSP can be… CONTINUE READING

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