Prognosis of HTLV-I-positive renal transplant recipients.

  title={Prognosis of HTLV-I-positive renal transplant recipients.},
  author={Nobuyuki Nakamura and Shunzo Tamaru and Kazunori Ohshima and Masao Tanaka and Yoshitatsu Arakaki and Tadamasa Miyauchi},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  volume={37 4},
HTLV-I is the pathogen that causes adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) and HTLV-I-associated myelopathy (HAM). The rate of disease development is low and the latency time is a few decades. However, the possible influence of immunosuppression on this disease development is unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk of development of ATL and HAM among the large number of HTLV-I-positive renal transplant recipients in western Japan. In principle immunosuppressive drugs have the… CONTINUE READING


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