||HTLV-I viral-associated myelopathy after blood
transfusion in a multiple trauma patient.
||Delamarter RB; Carr J; Saxton EH
||This may be the first documented case in the
United States and in the orthopedic literature of transfusion-transmitted
human T-cell leukemia virus Type I (HTLV-I)-associated myelopathy (HAM).
Progressive myelopathy occurred in a 58-year-old white man with serologic
and molecular evidence of HTLV-I infection after multiple trauma and subsequent
transfusion with multiple units of banked blood products. Symptoms of myelopathy
occurred 15 months after the transfusions. Myelopathy from HTLV-I infection
simulates a disorder of orthopedic interest. Physicians should be aware
of the symptoms of HAM and unexplained myelopathy.
||Clin Orthop 1990 Nov;(260):191-4