Variant Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus Type 1c and Adult T-cell Leukemia, Australia

Lloyd Einsiedel, Olivier Cassar, Peter Bardy, Daniel Kearney, Antoine Gessain

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    Abstract

    Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 is endemic to central Australia among Indigenous Australians. However, virologic and clinical aspects of infection remain poorly understood. No attempt has been made to control transmission to indigenous children. We report 3 fatal cases of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma caused by human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 Australo-Melanesian subtype c.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1639-1641
    Number of pages3
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Volume19
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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