Human T Lymphotropic Retroviruses: Pathological Consequences of Infection
This volume focuses on microbes that cause disease but not by an infectious process, meaning that the effects of the microbe are very delayed, indirect, or both. Strictly speaking, the microbe is infectious but when the disease presents itself the microbe is not present or “inactive”. I will describe microbes which fit the general theme but not precisely, because during disease the microbe may still be transmitted (hence “infectious”) albeit often with difficulty and not in the acute fashion we usually think of an infectious process.
KeywordsSpindle Cell Human Immune Deficiency Virus Tropical Spastic Paraparesis
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