HTLV-1 associated myelopathy in Canada

C. Power, Brian G Weinshenker, G. A. Dekaban, G. C. Ebers, G. S. Francis, G. P A Rice

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Abstract

We report the clinical and laboratory findings of six Canadian patients with progressive myelopathy associated with HTLV-1 infection. The diagnosis was suspected on clinical grounds and supported by serological studies and positive gene amplification. Only five had emigrated from an area endemic for HTLV-1 infection. Tropical spastic paraparesis should be considered in all patients with myelopathy, even those without standard serological markers of HTLV-1 infection. The pathogenesis of this condition and the serological and molecular biological means by which this diagnosis can be made are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)330-335
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume16
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Deltaretrovirus Infections
Human T-lymphotropic virus 1
Spinal Cord Diseases
Canada
Tropical Spastic Paraparesis
Gene Amplification

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Power, C., Weinshenker, B. G., Dekaban, G. A., Ebers, G. C., Francis, G. S., & Rice, G. P. A. (1989). HTLV-1 associated myelopathy in Canada. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 16(3), 330-335.

HTLV-1 associated myelopathy in Canada. / Power, C.; Weinshenker, Brian G; Dekaban, G. A.; Ebers, G. C.; Francis, G. S.; Rice, G. P A.

In: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 3, 1989, p. 330-335.

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Power, C, Weinshenker, BG, Dekaban, GA, Ebers, GC, Francis, GS & Rice, GPA 1989, 'HTLV-1 associated myelopathy in Canada', Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 330-335.
Power C, Weinshenker BG, Dekaban GA, Ebers GC, Francis GS, Rice GPA. HTLV-1 associated myelopathy in Canada. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 1989;16(3):330-335.
Power, C. ; Weinshenker, Brian G ; Dekaban, G. A. ; Ebers, G. C. ; Francis, G. S. ; Rice, G. P A. / HTLV-1 associated myelopathy in Canada. In: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 1989 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 330-335.
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