Turning a blind eye: HTLV-1-associated uveitis in Indigenous adults from Central Australia
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We describe the first two cases of HTLV-1 associated uveitis to be associated with HTLV-1c subtype infection.
Uveitis was demonstrated in two Indigenous Australian men, both of whom had high HTLV-1c proviral loads in peripheral blood. Visual outcomes were poor in each case.
Clinicians should be aware of HTLV-1c infection as a cause of uveitis in Australia, and HTLV-1 serology should be included in the basic uveitis work-up in HTLV-1-endemic areas.
KeywordsHTLV-1 Uveitis Central Australia Indigenous
RC wrote the manuscript. LE, TH, JA and EW revised the manuscript critically. All authors have approved the final submitted version of the manuscript.
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All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
This article does not contain any research studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
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