La Grenade, Lois; Morgan, Owen St. C.; Carberry, Christine; Hanchard, Barrie; Fletcher, Valerie; Gray, Robert H.; Cranston, Beverley; Rodgers Johnson, Pamela E. B.; Manns, Angela
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical spastic paraparesis ocurring in HLTV-1 associated infective dermatitis: Report of two cases.
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
A study of the development of HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis in two patients, ages 14 and 35 years, who were diagnosed with ID at ages 2 and 10 years, respectively. Infective dermatitis of children serves as an early marker of HTLV-1 infection and may predict later development of either the malignant outcome, adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma or the neurologic manifestation HAM/TSP among adult carriers of HTLV-1 infection....