Medical Definition of Human T-lymphotropic virus type I

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Human T-lymphotropic virus type I: (HTLV-I) A virus often referred to simply as the human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV).

HTLV-II stands for human T-lymphotropic virus type II, which is closely related to HTLV-I.

HTLV-III is now known as the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV.

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Reviewed on 12/21/2018

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