volume 53, issue 2, P213-217 1995
DOI: 10.1590/s0004-282x1995000200005
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Abstract: SUMMARY -We analysed sera and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 20 cases of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type (HTLV-I) associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) from Brazil and Iran and as controls, 16 Brazilian HTLVI seronegative individuals afflicted with other neurological diseases. It was observed in the HAM/TSP patients that: 1) all had an inflammatory reaction within the central nervous system (CNS); 2) 95% (19/20) showed oligoclonal bands reflecting intrathecal IgG synthesis; 3) 85% (1…

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