MYELOPATHY ASSOCIATED WITH HTLV-1 IN A PATIENT WITH CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. REPORT OF A CASE

  • Víctor Hugo Meneses-Liendo

Abstract

A case of human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type I (HTLV-1)-associated myelopathy (HAM) occurring in a 60-year-old Peruvian female with a history of hemodialysis due to chronic renal failure (CRF) is reported. The patient was a lifelong resident of Lima, Peru, an endemic area for HTLV-1 infections1,2,3. The clinical course was characterized by abrupt onset and rapid progression of neurological signs and symptoms: paraparesia end neurogenic bladder. There are reports in Latin America with similar prevalence with B and C hepatitis on hemodialysis group4,5,6. There are no reports in Peru, also no screening in kidney transplantation (receptor and donors). Key words: Myelopathy; HTLV-1; Chronic renal failure. (source: MeSH NLM)


 


DOI: 10.25176/RFMH.v18.n2.1292


 


Published
2018-04-17
How to Cite
MENESES-LIENDO, Víctor Hugo. MYELOPATHY ASSOCIATED WITH HTLV-1 IN A PATIENT WITH CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. REPORT OF A CASE. Journal of the Faculty of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 2, apr. 2018. ISSN 2308-0531. Available at: <http://revistas.urp.edu.pe/index.php/RFMH/article/view/1292>. Date accessed: 21 may 2018.