Learn About HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy

What is the definition of HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy?
HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is a progressive disease of the nervous system that affects less than 2% of people with HTLV-1 infection. Signs and symptoms vary but may include slowly progressive weakness and spasticity of one or both legs, exaggerated reflexes, muscle contractions in the ankle, and lower back pain. Other features may include urinary incontinence and minor sensory changes, especially burning or prickling sensations and loss of vibration sense. The reason some people with HTLV-1 infection develop HAM/TSTP is not well understood.
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What are the alternative names for HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy?
  • HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis
  • HAM/TSP
  • Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis
  • Tropical spastic paraparesis (formerly)
Who are the top HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy Local Doctors?
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NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre

GB 

Graham Taylor is in United Kingdom. Taylor is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy. He is also highly rated in 11 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Spastic Paraparesis, HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy, Adult T-Cell Leukemia, and Myelitis.

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Department Of Rare Diseases Research, St. Marianna University School Of Medicine 
Kawasaki, JP 

Yoshihisa Yamano is in Kawasaki, Japan. Yamano is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy. They are also highly rated in 8 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Spastic Paraparesis, HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy, Relapsing Polychondritis, and Myelitis.

 
 
 
 
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Unité Neuro Vasculaire

Bordeaux, FR 

Stephane Olindo is in Bordeaux, France. Olindo is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy. She is also highly rated in 13 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy, Spastic Paraparesis, Myelitis, and Fibromuscular Dysplasia FMD.

What are the latest HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy Clinical Trials?
Immuno-Virological Evaluation of Human T Cell Leukemia Virus Type-1 Associated Myelopathy (HAM/TSP)
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Rituximab Therapy for the Patients With HTLV-1-associated Myelopathy
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy?
HIV-1 and HTLV-1 Transmission Modes: Mechanisms and Importance for Virus Spread.
Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type 1 Envelope Protein: Post-Entry Roles in Viral Pathogenesis.
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Integration of gene co-expression analysis and multi-class SVM specifies the functional players involved in determining the fate of HTLV-1 infection toward the development of cancer (ATLL) or neurological disorder (HAM/TSP).