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What is htlv 1 positive (207.6) mean in a blood report?

What is htlv 1 positive (207.6) mean in a blood report?

Exposure to virus: Antibody to htlv 1 means that the person was infected with the virus. In some individuals, infection with the virus is associated with development of leukemia and myelopathy among other disorders. You may wish to consult the following website for additional information. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/219285-overview. ...Read more

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What is htlv 1?

What is htlv 1?

Virus: Htlv-1 is a virus that is associated with leukemia and spinal disorder. Htlv stands of human t-cell lymphotropic virus. See this site for information on this topic. hiv-aids/htlv-type-i-and-type-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Webmd.Com/hiv-aids/htlv-type-i-and-type-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Webmd.Com/hiv-aids/htlv-type-i-and-type-ii. ...Read more

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Is human t cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus (htlv-1) contagious?

Is human t cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus (htlv-1) contagious?

Yes: Both htlv-1 and htlv-2 are spread by sexual transmission, from mother to child, and by exposure to infective blood through transfusions and injection drug use. In this respect the virus is contagious. It does not appear it is transmitted in any other way. ...Read more

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How do you treat human t-lymphotrophic virus type 1 (htlv-1) infection?

How do you treat human t-lymphotrophic virus type 1 (htlv-1) infection?

No anti-virals.: Only 5% of peopel infected with htlv-1 will develop diseases, and their treatment is disease specific. Asymptomatic people who carry the virus are not treated, as no anti-viral drugs have been found that work. The serious complications of htlv-1 or adult t-cell leukemia-lymphoma and htlv-1 associated myelopathy and they have specific treatments. Need to avoid giving the virus to others. ...Read more

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Help docs, is human t cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus type 1 (htlv-1) contagious?

Yes: The virus is present in blood and can be transmitted like HIV is transmitted. See this site for more info. http://www.htlv1.eu/htlv_one.html ...Read more

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Can htlv-1/2 symptoms like tingling,fever,weakness in legs,malaise appear 2 days post exposure?

Can htlv-1/2 symptoms like tingling,fever,weakness in legs,malaise appear 2 days post exposure?

Not HTLV: The human T lymphotropic viruses (HTLV) rarely cause symptoms at all. When they do, symptoms typically start months or years later. Two days is much too soon -- not possible. No worries! ...Read more

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I have neuropathy and have been told there's no medical treatment but there are several alternative treatments which ones would you recommend.?

I have neuropathy and have been told there's no medical treatment but there are several alternative treatments   which ones would you recommend.?

Neurologist: There are some ways to treat the symptoms of neuropathy such as lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, elavil, and others. Neurologists are the best doctors to help you find a treatment for your neuropathy. While there is no cure, you can try to obtain some symptom relief. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments to diabetes type 1 or 2?

Are there alternative treatments to diabetes type 1 or 2?

Depends: If you are talking about type2 diabetes then weight loss, healthy eating and exercise may get you to the point where u no longer need medicine (and u'll be healthier overall) some people however are beyond that and require Insulin to prevent the complications of diabetes. Don't believe any "alternative" med works unless you or your doctor note your sugars are well controlled. Many fake cures. ...Read more