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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.

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

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

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What is the human T-lymphotropic (HTL) virus?

What is the human T-lymphotropic (HTL) virus?

HTLV: HTLV stands for "Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus" -essentially a family of viruses that could cause a certain cancer -- adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma. There's another disease too called HTLV-I associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis that is serious. An infectious diseases specialist can help you get evaluated for this, if you are concerned. Some populations are at risk- like Caribbean.

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Is human T-lymphotropic virus 1associated with non-hodjkin lymphoma or not?

Is human T-lymphotropic virus 1associated with non-hodjkin lymphoma or not?

Sometimes...: The overwhelming majority of cases of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma have evidence of HTLV-1 infection. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is also potentially linked to this virus. On the flip-side, only 1-5% of people with HTLV-1 will develop cancer. Hope this helps!

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What shape is the human t-cell leukemia virus? Is that the same thing as the aids virus?

What shape is the human t-cell leukemia virus? Is that the same thing as the aids virus?

Not the same: Htlv shares many similarities with HIV but not the same. It differs significantly from hiv-1 in the spectrum of diseases caused and the way by which it causes the disease.

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The human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) infects helper t cells. What is the role of these cells?

The human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) infects helper t cells. What is the role of these cells?

Cellular immunity: These are cells that work as part of the cellular immune system, fighting certain fungal (e.g. Cryptococcus), viral (e.g. Herpesviruses), parastic (e.g. Toxoplasma), and bacterial (e.g. Tuberulosis) infections. The cellular immune system also helps to prevent certain cancers, such as lymphomas.

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What happens if cytotoxic t cells destroy cancer and viruses, then why do humans still get these diseases and tumours?

What happens if cytotoxic t cells destroy cancer and viruses, then why do humans still get these diseases and tumours?

Great question!: This is one of the "holy grails" of cancer immunology research. Cytotoxic t cells are suppressed by other t cells, and some cancers and viruses create molecules that increase this suppression of cytotoxic t cells. There's also the problem of tolerance; our immune systems don't work against ourselves (usually), and cancer and viruses involve normal cells that are protected from immune attack.

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What is the type of t-cell that kills virus-infected and tumor cells?

What is the type of t-cell that kills virus-infected and tumor cells?

The T 8 cell.: This is called the killer t cell because it kills virally infected cells, among other things. The other predominant kind, the T4 cell, is a central director of the immune response.

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What are some causes of an over active immune system with a monoclonal T cell Beta gene receptor finding? Have tested negative for Ana / RA / viruses

What are some causes of an over active immune system with a monoclonal T cell Beta gene receptor finding? Have tested negative for Ana / RA / viruses

No simple answer.: T-cell receptor studies prove clonality, meaning an expansion of a single line of T-cells, a kind of immune system cell. The test is mainly used to confirm the presence of T-cell cancers, but is not sufficient for cancer diagnosis because it's too sensitive and not specific. Anything that stimulates the immune system, infections, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory states, will produce a positive.

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Positive for EBV is it possible the virus could enter nerve cells and t cells and nk killer cells could mistakenly attacks those nerve cells?

Positive for EBV is it possible the virus could enter nerve cells and t cells and nk killer cells could mistakenly attacks those nerve cells?

HIghly unlikely: If you meant your ebv antibody titer is high, that is a very nonspecific finding unless the antibody is igm. Most healthy people have positive ebv titers and thus the probability is highly unlikely.

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Any description of the ebola virus and scientific details on how it attacks the human cells as different from other viruses?

Any description of the ebola virus and scientific details on how it attacks the human cells as different from other viruses?

Ebola Virus: See: http://www. Phac-aspc. Gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng. Php *”Ebola virions enter host cells through endocytosis and replication occurs in the cytoplasm. Upon infection, the virus affects the host blood coagulative and immune defense system and leads to severe immunosuppression”.

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Could mast cell activation disorder cause a virus to trigger severe sinus symptoms and reactive airways?

Mast cell disorders: A variety of “triggers” may induce a mast cell response. These include drug abuse, alcohol drinking, preservatives, stress, sunlight, environmental toxins, bacteria/fungi/mold, artificial colors or flavorings, heat/cold, and presumably viral infection. Minimizing your exposure to these triggers may help redcuce your risk of triggering mast cell activation.

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Ebv positive could the virus got into my nerve cells as I felt my body being attacked I have so many symptoms like its killed my nervous system?

Ebv positive could the virus got into my nerve cells as I felt my body being attacked I have so many symptoms like its killed my nervous system?

EBV: Member of herpes virus family and one of the most common viruses in human. Worldwide virus and most people become infected during their life. Have an unique ability to infect, activate and persist in latent form on b lymphocytes for the duration of the infected individual's lifetime. Implicated in CNS infections and even possibly multiple sclerosis. See a neurologist for a better assessment.

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My PAP came back with "epithelial cell abnormality. LGSIL; mild dysplasia and human papilloma virus effects are present". What does this mean?

My PAP came back with "epithelial cell abnormality. LGSIL; mild dysplasia and human papilloma virus effects are present". What does this mean?

HPV, dysplasia: You have HPV and it has caused minor cellular abnormalities in your cervix. L (G)SIL stands for low (grade) squamous intra-epithelial lesion, usually due to a low risk (non cancer-causing) type of HPV. Most likely this is not serious, but follow your doctor's advice on follow-up testing and perhaps treatment. Get vaccinated to prevent more serious HPV infections and get tested for other STDs.

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What are the symptoms of a low CD4/t cell count?

What are the symptoms of a low CD4/t cell count?

Immune impairment: CD4 T lymphocytes are the drivers for immune response and thus a low count may be associated with immune impairment such as increased susceptibility to infections. This is a simplistic answer.

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Most common symptoms of cutaneous t cell lymphoma?

Itchy skin: Pruritus /itchy skin would be the most common symptoms. Skin manifestation can vary from redness, dryness, lumps, etc.

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When (i mean how many years/months after) HIV viruses will show symptoms in human body?

HIV infection: The acute infection stage of HIV usually begins to be widespread at about fourteen days after exposure. Most people do not experience any symptoms during this phase. But, those that do report a severe flu-like illness. Untreated, in a man, the average length of infection to death is eleven years. But, we do not need to worry about that. With treatment today, the length of life is 53 plus years.

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