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Human T-cell leukemia virus type 2


Other Names for this Disease
  • HTLV-2
  • Human T lymphotropic virus type 2
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Treatment

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How might human T-cell leukemia virus, type 2 be treated?

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.[1][2]
Last updated: 1/1/2015

References
  1. Ewa Maria Szczypinska, MD. Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Viruses. Medscape. August 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/219285-overview.
  2. HTLV Type I and Type II. NORD. May 2012; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/1203/viewAbstract.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • 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.
Other Names for this Disease
  • HTLV-2
  • Human T lymphotropic virus type 2
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.