Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 7th, 1997
In a review of the infectious complications of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection, Marsh et al. suggested that those individuals infected with HTLV-1 may be at increased risk of tuberculosis (Clin Infect Dis 1996;23:138-145). The risk may be due to reduced delayed-type hypersensitivity to PPD in asymptomatic patients infected with HTLV-1, they said.
In a more recent study, researcher R.A. Seaton of the United Kingdom's Kings Cross Hospital...
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