Pulmonary involvement in patients with HTLV-I-associated myelopathy: increased soluble IL-2 receptors in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid.

@article{Sugimoto1989PulmonaryII,
  title={Pulmonary involvement in patients with HTLV-I-associated myelopathy: increased soluble IL-2 receptors in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid.},
  author={Mitushige Sugimoto and Hisashi Nakashima and Masanori Matsumoto and Eiichiro Uyama and Makoto Ando and Shin-Ichi Araki},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1989},
  volume={139 6},
  pages={1329-35}
}
A chronic spastic myelopathy associated with HTLV-I infection (HTLV-I-associated myelopathy: HAM) shows subclinical pulmonary involvement with bronchoalveolar T lymphocytosis. In the present study, we investigated 18 patients with HAM: five HTLV-I carriers without myelopathy and 13 normal control subjects seronegative for HTLV-I to determine if soluble IL-2 receptors (IL-2R), a marker of lymphocyte activation, were increased in serum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid from HAM patients… CONTINUE READING

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