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Retinal vasculitis in human T-lymphotropic virus type I associated myelopathy.
  1. K Sasaki,
  2. I Morooka,
  3. H Inomata,
  4. N Kashio,
  5. T Akamine and
  6. M Osame
  1. Miyazaki Prefectural Hospital, Kyushu University, Japan.


    Human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) has been recently found to be associated with slowly progressive myelopathy. We have seen 12 patients with HTLV-I associated myelopathy (HAM), three of whom showed retinal vasculitis. In addition two patients had ocular symptoms of vitreous opacity. Retinal vasculitis in these patients appears to be phlebitis and sheathing of retinal veins in the periphery of the fundus.

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