Human T-lymphotropic virus type I infection and idiopathic thrombocytopnic purpura.


Human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) is the causative agent in adult T-cell leukemia and HTLV-I associated myelopathy. Some other diseases such as uveitis, chronic thyroiditis, Sjögren syndrome, arthritis, acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome may be also associated with HTLV-I. Several case reports have suggested the possible… (More)