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Human T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma virus type 1-associated infective dermatitis in Africa: a report of five cases from Senegal.

Authors
  • Mahé, A
  • Meertens, L
  • Ly, F
  • Sow, P S
  • Diop, C T
  • Samb, N D
  • Diop, O M
  • Valensi, F
  • Gessain, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
British Journal of Dermatology
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
April 2004
Volume
150
Issue
5
Pages
958–965
Identifiers
PMID: 15149509
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We present the clinical and virological features of the first reported African cases of HTLV-1-associated ID. When compared with data from the Caribbean, infectious features seemed particularly prominent. ID appears to be overlooked in sub-Saharan Africa, where it might be easily confused with common pyoderma. Breast feeding appears to be the origin of HTLV-1 contamination of the children.

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