Reagents, Serology, Virus, Retrovirus, Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus-I, Antibody
Definition : Serology reagents intended to detect antibodies to human T-cell lymphotropic virus (also called human T-cell leukemia/lymphoma virus) type I (HTLV-I). HTLV-I retrovirus is a tumor-producing RNA virus of the subfamily Oncovirinae; it may cause chronic infection, T-cell leukemia, and tropical paraparesis (chronic progressive myelopathy). Tests using these reagents are not widely utilized; these reagents may have questionable clinical usefulness, and easier or less expensive tests may be available.
Entry Terms : "HTLV-I Antibody Determination Reagents"
UMDC code : 19071