Human T-cell leukemia virus type 2
Other Names for this Disease
- Human T lymphotropic virus type 2
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No cure or treatment exists for human T-cell leukemia virus, type 2 (HTLV-2). Management is focused on early detection and preventing the spread of HTLV-2 to others. Screening blood doners, promoting safe sex and discouraging needle sharing can decrease the number of new infections. Mother-to-child transmission can be reduced by screening pregnant women so infected mothers can avoid breastfeeding.
Last updated: 1/1/2015
- Ewa Maria Szczypinska, MD. Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Viruses. Medscape. August 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/219285-overview.
- HTLV Type I and Type II. NORD. May 2012; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/1203/viewAbstract.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Human T-cell leukemia virus type 2. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.