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HTLV-1 associated myelopathy diagnosed during lepromatous leprosy reaction treatment: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20802953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Leprosy and human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1 infection are prevalent in Brazil. Coinfection by Mycobacterium leprae and HTLV-1 is reviewed and a case is reported. A 59 year-old woman was followed and HTLV-1 associated myelopathy was diagnosed during leprosy treatment. The clinical and neurological aspects of this unusual association were initially reviewed. Immunological markers and the possible prognoses due to the association of the diseases were discussed. The unexpected association of leprosy and HTLV-1 associated myelopathy may occur in endemic areas and causes difficulties in determining the correct diagnosis and adequate management of the neurological manifestations.
Marcelo Grossi Araújo; Denise Utsch Gonçalves; Vandack Nobre; João Gabriel Ramos Ribas; Anna Bárbara de Freitas Carneiro-Proietti; José Roberto Lambertucci; Antonio Carlos Martins Guedes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1678-9849     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-30     Completed Date:  2011-04-04     Revised Date:  2011-06-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507456     Medline TA:  Rev Soc Bras Med Trop     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  465-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Leprosy, Lepromatous / complications*
Middle Aged
Paraparesis, Tropical Spastic / diagnosis*,  etiology

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