Chronic Sensory Neuronopathy Associated With Human T‐Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type I Infection
We described two patients with chronic sensory neuronopathy who had anti‐HTLV‐I antibody in serum and cerebrospinal fluid but no signs of myelopathy, A sural nerve specimen revealed severe degeneration of myelinated and unmyelinated axons. The second patient had subclinical Sjogren's syndrome suggestive of a possible link among human T‐cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV‐I), Sjogren's syndrome and sensory neuronopathy, respectively. The broad spectrum of neurologic disorders associated with HTLV‐T infection now would include chronic sensory neuronopathy.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2002