HTLV-1 and HIV-1 co-infection: A case report and review of the literature.

@article{Isache2016HTLV1AH,
  title={HTLV-1 and HIV-1 co-infection: A case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Carmen Isache and Michael Sands and Nilmarie Guzman and Danisha Figueroa},
  journal={IDCases},
  year={2016},
  volume={4},
  pages={53-5}
}
HTLV type 1 and 2 are both involved in actively spreading epidemics, affecting over 15 million people worldwide. HTLV-1 has been described as the more clinically significant one, being associated with diseases such as adult T-cell leukemia and tropical spastic paraparesis. We report here a case of tropical spastic paraparesis in an HIV-positive patient who did not report any history of travel or residence in an HTLV endemic area. A 57 year old African-American male was admitted to the hospital… CONTINUE READING