TITLE

Dermatological Findings of Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 (HTLV-I)-Associated Myelopathy/ Tropical Spastic Paraparesis

AUTHOR(S)
Lenzi, Maria E.R.; Cuzzi-Maya, Tullia; Oliveira, André L.A.; Andrada-Serpa, Maria J.; Araújo, Abelardo Q.-C.
PUB. DATE
February 2003
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;2/15/2003, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p507
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Dermatological findings for patients with human T lympho-tropic virus type 1(HTLV-I)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) were investigated and were compared with dermatological findings for a control group. Only xerosis, cutaneous candidiasis, and palmar erythema were significantly associated with HAM/TSP. Histopatholog-ical patterns of cutaneous lymphoma were seen in 25% of 32 patients who underwent biopsy, and, thus, the cutaneous alterations in HAM/TSP can be classified into nonspecific lesions, infectious lesions, immune-inflammatory-mediated lesions, and premalignant or malignant lesions.
ACCESSION #
9424850

 

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