Subacute progression of human T-lymphotropic virus type I-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis

@article{Lima2007SubacutePO,
  title={Subacute progression of human T-lymphotropic virus type I-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis},
  author={Marco Ant{\^o}nio Sales Dantas de Lima and Ramza Cabral Harab and Doris Schor and Maria Jos{\'e} de Andrada-Serpa and Abelardo de Queiroz Campos Ara{\'u}jo},
  journal={Journal of NeuroVirology},
  year={2007},
  volume={13},
  pages={468-473}
}
Although human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is usually described as a chronic disabling disease, a rapid course over months or even weeks has been reported in some patients. The authors describe the clinical features of HAM/TSP in a Brazilian cohort and evaluate the prevalence of patients with a subacute progression of the disease. This was defined as the requirement of a wheelchair during the first 2 years after the onset of… CONTINUE READING

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