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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Kramer, Alexander; Maloney, Elizabeth M.; Morgan, Owen St. C.; Rodgers Johnson, Pamela E. B.; Manns, Angela; Murphy, Edward L.; Larsen, Sandra A.; Cranston, Beverley; Murphy, Jacquelyn J.; Benichou, Jacques; Blattner, William A.
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Medicine; Pathology
Article Title
Risk factors and cofactors for human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) - associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) in Jamaica
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American Journal of Epidemiology
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Date of Publication
1995
Volume ID
142
Issue ID
11
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1212-1220
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Abstract
Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) has been etiologically associated with a neurologic syndrome called HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) as well as with adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma. The authors sought to quantify the risk in Jamaica of HAM/TSP associated with HTLV-1 infection and cofactors associated with this disease among infected individuals. The findings support the hypothesis that HAM/TSP is associated with sexually acquired HTLV-1 infection, whereas adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma is not....
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