Epidemiology of human lymphotrophic retroviruses: An overview

W. A. Blattner, R. J. Biggar, S. H. Weiss, J. W. Clark, J. J. Goedert

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Three classes of human lymphotropic retroviruses, one associated with lymphoid cancer, one with AIDS, and one of uncertain disease relationship, have been discovered. From a molecular, virological, and epidemiological perspective these viruses have proved to be a rich source for developing pathobiological insights to human disease. The focus of this article will be on the epidemiology of HTLV-I and HTLV-III in relationship to disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4598s-4601s
JournalCancer Research
Issue number9 SUPPL.
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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