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Acta Médica Peruana

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GOTUZZO HERENCIA, Eduardo et al. Twenty years of research on HTLV-1 and its medical complications in Peru: general perspectives. Acta méd. peruana [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.3, pp.196-203. ISSN 1728-5917.

The human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1 [human T-lymphotropic virus]) is a retrovirus with worldwide distribution. Belongs to the Retroviridae family and subfamily Oncovirinae. It is a lymphotropic virus that mainly involves CD4 lymphocytes. The HTLV-1 is related as the etiologic agent of leukemia / lymphoma, adult T-cell (ATLL) and myelopathy / tropical spastic paraparesis (M / PPET).

Keywords : Human T-lymphotropic virus 1; díagnosis; preventive measures; case management; Peru.

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