Human T lymphotropic virus types 1 and 2: a point of view

@inproceedings{Luzo2013HumanTL,
  title={Human T lymphotropic virus types 1 and 2: a point of view},
  author={Angela Cristina Malheiros Luzo},
  booktitle={Revista brasileira de hematologia e hemoterapia},
  year={2013}
}
Reported at the beginning of the 1980s, Human T lymphotropic viruses type 1 and 2 (HTLV1, HTLV 2) were the first retroviruses to have been detected in human beings. HTLV 1 was isolated from adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) and first described by Takatsuki et al. in Japan in 1976, as a malignancy that only affects T cells and only in adults (1, 2). Albeit… CONTINUE READING