MISE AU POINT. LES PARAPLEGIES ASSOCIEES AU VIRUS HTLV-1

Translated title of the contribution: Paraplegia associated with HTLV-1

J. C. Vernant, G. C. Roman

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Abstract

Human T-cell Leukaemia Virus (HTLV) has been found to be endemic in the Caribbean Islands. So-called spastic paraplegia of unknown origin, described in Martinique (named tropical spastic paraplegia in other countries) was found to be associated with signs of HTLV-1 infection in 1984-1985. This association has since been found in non-tropical countries, particularly in Japan where HTLV-1 is endemic. Numerous questions about the physiopathology of the neurological involvement and the systemic symptoms and signs remain unanswered. The identification of the retrovirus and of the diseases is only beginning.

Translated title of the contributionParaplegia associated with HTLV-1
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)260-266
Number of pages7
JournalRevue Neurologique
Volume145
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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