HTLV-1 an issue that warrants the attention of respiratory physicians
By Mardi Chapman
10 May 2018
Almost half of Indigenous adults in Central Australia are infected with a virus which can cause lung disease and blood cancers yet many physicians are unaware of it, an infectious disease specialist warns. A prospective hospital-based study found patients with a HTLV-1c proviral load (pVL) ≥1% (1,000 copies per 105 peripheral blood leukocytes) had a marked ...