Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia pattern as pulmonary involvement in human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 carriers

Hui Yu, Jiro Fujita, Futoshi Higa, Ichiro Yamadori, Kenji Hibiya, Satomi Yara, Masao Tateyama, Yasushi Tanimoto, Mitsune Tanimoto, Huiping Li

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Abstract

It is well established that diffuse interstitial shadows are observed in human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) carriers. However, the pathological pattern of nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) has rarely been reported. Here, we describe the clinical features of four patients with histologically proven NSIP and HTLV-1 infection. The patients, one woman and three men, had a median age of 59.5 years. High-resolution computed tomography of the lungs was performed in all patients, and no apparent honeycomb formations were detected. The present study demonstrates that the NSIP pattern is a significant pathological classification of interstitial pneumonia associated with HTLV-1 carriers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-287
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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Keywords

  • High-resolution computed tomography
  • Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1)
  • Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia/fibrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Yu, H., Fujita, J., Higa, F., Yamadori, I., Hibiya, K., Yara, S., Tateyama, M., Tanimoto, Y., Tanimoto, M., & Li, H. (2009). Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia pattern as pulmonary involvement in human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 carriers. Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy, 15(5), 284-287. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10156-009-0707-7