Clinical associations of Human T-Lymphotropic Virus type 1 infection in an indigenous Australian population.
Lloyd Einsiedel, Tim Spelman, Emma Goeman, Olivier Cassar, Mick Arundell, Antoine Gessain
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases | Published : 2014
INTRODUCTION: In resource-poor areas, infectious diseases may be important causes of morbidity among individuals infected with the Human T-Lymphotropic Virus type 1 (HTLV-1). We report the clinical associations of HTLV-1 infection among socially disadvantaged Indigenous adults in central Australia. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: HTLV-1 serological results for Indigenous adults admitted 1(st) January 2000 to 31(st) December 2010 were obtained from the Alice Springs Hospital pathology database. Infections, comorbid conditions and HTLV-1 related diseases were identified using ICD-10 AM discharge morbidity codes. Relevant pathology and imaging results were reviewed. Disease associations, ad..View full abstract