Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 and Cryptococcosis Infection, an Underdiagnosed Association: Case Series and Literature Review

by | Jun 18, 2024 | Publications

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2024 Jan 12;11(6):ofae022. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofae022. eCollection 2024 Jun.

ABSTRACT

Clinical and epidemiological features of 7 human immunodeficiency virus-negative Peruvian patients coinfected with human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) and cryptococcosis (2006-2017) were studied. Most cases had meningeal involvement, were male, and originated from Peru’s jungle. Patients with cryptococcosis should be tested for HTLV-1 in endemic areas of this retrovirus.

PMID:38887485 | PMC:PMC11181187 | DOI:10.1093/ofid/ofae022

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