Multiple sclerosis and human T-cell lymphotropic retroviruses

Hilary Koprowski, Elaine C. Defreitas, Mary E. Harper, Magnhild Sandberg-Wollheim, William A. Sheremata, Marjorie Robert-Guroff, Carl W. Saxinger, Mark B. Feinberg, Flossie Wong-Staal, Robert C. Gallo

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A combination of different types of data suggests that some multiple sclerosis patients respond immunologically to, and have cerebrospinal T cells containing, a retrovirus that is related to, but distinct from, the three types of human T-cell lymphotropic viruses. The role of this virus in multiple sclerosis is uncertain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-160
Number of pages7
Issue number6042
StatePublished - 1985

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