HTLV-I associated myelopathy in salvador (northeastern Brazil)

Mielopatia associada a HTLV-I em Salvador

A. Meireles E. D. Moreira Jr. O. A. Moreno-Carvalho R. Badaro A. Melo About the authors

Abstracts

Recent studies of tropical spastic paraparesis have confirmed the existence of human T-cell leukemia virus type-1 (HTLVI) in several tropical areas of the world. In order to determine the role of HTLVI as an etiologic agent of myelopathies in Salvador, we conducted a clinical and serological study in 43 patients with non-traumatic and non-tumoral myelopathies. We found 9 patients with HTLVI associated myelopathy (HAM) which points to a new endemic area of HAM.

HTLVI; myelopathy; tropical spastic paraparesis


Recentes estudos têm mostrado ia presença de mielopatia associada a infecção por HTLV-I em muitas áreas tropicais do mundo. Com o objetivo de determinar o papel do HTLV-I como agente etiológico de mielopatias em Salvador, realizamos estudo clínico e sorológico em 43 pacientes com mielopatia de etiologia não traumática e não tumoral. Encontramos 9 pacientes com mielopatia associada a HTLV-I (HAM) o que sugere nova área endêmica de HAM.

HTLV-I; mielopatia; paraparesia espástica tropical


  • HTLV-I associated myelopathy in salvador (northeastern Brazil)
    Mielopatia associada a HTLV-I em Salvador
  • A. MeirelesI; E. D. Moreira Jr.II; O. A. Moreno-CarvalhoIII; R. BadaroIV; A. MeloV

    IHSA. Santo Antonio Hospital (HSA) and Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador

    IIUFBA. Santo Antonio Hospital (HSA) and Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador

    IVSanto Amaro Hospital, Salvador. Santo Antonio Hospital (HSA) and Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador

    IVUFBA and Cornel University Medical College, New York. Santo Antonio Hospital (HSA) and Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador

    VHSA and UFBA. Santo Antonio Hospital (HSA) and Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador

    SUMMARY

    Recent studies of tropical spastic paraparesis have confirmed the existence of human T-cell leukemia virus type-1 (HTLVI) in several tropical areas of the world. In order to determine the role of HTLVI as an etiologic agent of myelopathies in Salvador, we conducted a clinical and serological study in 43 patients with non-traumatic and non-tumoral myelopathies. We found 9 patients with HTLVI associated myelopathy (HAM) which points to a new endemic area of HAM.

    Key words: HTLVI, myelopathy, tropical spastic paraparesis.

    RESUMO

    Recentes estudos têm mostrado ia presença de mielopatia associada a infecção por HTLV-I em muitas áreas tropicais do mundo. Com o objetivo de determinar o papel do HTLV-I como agente etiológico de mielopatias em Salvador, realizamos estudo clínico e sorológico em 43 pacientes com mielopatia de etiologia não traumática e não tumoral. Encontramos 9 pacientes com mielopatia associada a HTLV-I (HAM) o que sugere nova área endêmica de HAM.

    Palavras-chave: HTLV-I, mielopatia, paraparesia espástica tropical.

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    Dr. Ailton Melo — Departamento de Ciências da Biorregulaçãoo, Instituto de Ciências da Saúde, UFBA - Av. Reitor Miguel Calmon s/n - 40120 Salvador BA - Brasil.

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      June 1992
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