HTLV-1

or HTLV-I


human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1: a type of retrovirus that causes a rare form of leukemia, primarily occurring in southern Japan and the Caribbean islands.

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htlv-i in Medicine

HTLV-I

n.

Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I; a retrovirus that causes diseases similar to multiple sclerosis.
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