Symptoms of HTLV


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General information about symptoms of HTLV: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of HTLV. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of HTLV. Furthermore, symptoms of HTLV may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of HTLV.

List of symptoms of HTLV: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for HTLV includes:

Symptoms of HTLV: Most infected persons remain healthy carriers of the virus. In rare cases, however, HTLV-I can cause adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL), a rare and aggressive cancer of the blood. Infected persons also may develop myelopathy, a neurologic disorder that affects the muscles in the legs. In addition, researchers think that HTLV-I plays a role in the development of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. HTLV-II can cause another rare cancer called hairy-cell leukemia. Because the chances of curing ATL rely on early detection, scientists are studying protein in the blood of HTLV-I-infected persons that may help predict who will develop the disease.1

More symptoms of HTLV: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of HTLV, underlying causes of HTLV, associated conditions for HTLV, risk factors for HTLV, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

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