HTLV: WHAT IS AND HOW TO IDENTIFY AND TREAT THE INFECTION - INFECTIOUS DISEASES

What is HTLV infection and major symptoms



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HTLV, also called human T-cell lymphotropic virus, is a virus of the Retroviridae family, which in most cases causes no disease or symptoms and therefore has no treatment but prevention and follow-up by the physician . There are two types of HTLV, HTLV 1 and 2, which can be differentiated through a small part of their structure and of the cells they attack, in which HTLV-1 attacks CD4-like lymphocytes, whereas HTLV-2 attacks CD8-like lymphocytes