Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is a common retroviral infection associated with acute T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL). This case report describes disseminated nocardiosis in an HTLV-1 carrier who later developed ATLL. In high-risk populations, latent HTLV-1 infection should be considered when an otherwise asymptomatic patient presents with an opportunistic infection. This is the first reported case of disseminated nocardiosis associated with HTLV-1 infection and ATLL.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice|
|State||Published - Nov 2006|