J Neurovirol 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.
Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Qaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Ahmadabad Avenue, 91766-99199, Mashhad, Iran.
Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection can cause HTLV-I-associated myelopathy (HAM). In this study, we evaluated the levels of serum iron, ferritin, copper, and ceruloplasmin, and their correlations with HTLV-1 proviral load (PVL) and standard indices of HAM severity. In total, 114 subjects were recruited in this cross sectional study in Qaem Hospital, Mashhad, Iran between 2017 and 2018, including 36 HAM and 32 asymptomatic cases (ACs) and 46 healthy people (HSs). Read More