human T-lymphotropic virus type 2

human T-lymphotropic virus type 2

[′hyü·mən ′tē ¦lim·fə¦träp·ik ‚vī·rəs ¦tīp ′tü]
(virology)
A retrovirus associated with at least one form of leukemia. Also known as human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 2.
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Human T-lymphotropic virus type 2 (HTLV-2) provirus in circulating cells of the monocyte/macrophage lineage in patients dually infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and HTLV-2 and having predominantly sensory polyneuropathy.

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