Occurrence of primary biliary cirrhosis, CREST syndrome and Sjögren's syndrome in a patient with HTLV-I-associated myelopathy.

We report the occurrence of three autoimmune diseases (primary biliary cirrhosis, CREST syndrome and Sjögren's syndrome) in a patient with HTLV-I-associated myelopathy (HAM). The patient had the depressed cell-mediated immune responses but the infiltration of CD8-T cells was found in the cerebrospinal fluid and liver. The clinical and immunological features… CONTINUE READING