HTLV-1-associated myeloneuropathy in an Italian.

A 58-year old man presented with slowly progressive spastic paraparesis, ataxia, absent ankle jerks, bladder disturbances, impairment of vibration sense and mental deterioration. Electrophysiological studies documented axonal sensory neuropathy, posterior column and optic nerve involvement. Serum tests for anti-HTLV-1 antibodies were negative but HTLV-1… CONTINUE READING