Isolation and confirmation of human T-cell leukemia virus type 2 from peripheral blood mononuclear cells.


Human T-cell leukemia virus type 2 (HTLV-2) was first isolated from leukemia patients, but has been found to be endemic among asymptomatic groups worldwide, including certain American Indian tribes. The virus infection is associated with a low incidence of disease among infected subjects, but has been found in patients with neurologic disorders and… (More)


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