More on HTLV tax and Mycosis Fungoides

George A. Youngberg, Anand Karnad, Michael P. Busch, Edward Murphy, George Nemo, Dorothea Zucker-Franklin, Bette A. Pancake

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To the Editor: Drs. Pancake and Zucker-Franklin (Aug. 19 issue)1 report that about two thirds of the patients with mycosis fungoides in their study appeared to be infected with human T-cell lymphotropic retrovirus type I or type II (HTLV-I or HTLV-II), since circulating mononuclear cells from these patients contained HTLV-related tax sequences. Instead of being widely distributed, these viruses and the diseases caused by them are more common in certain geographic areas and among certain populations2,3. We are not aware that mycosis fungoides has a similar epidemiologic pattern. Could the tax sequences present in circulating cells from many…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2035-2036
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume329
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 30 1993

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Youngberg, G. A., Karnad, A., Busch, M. P., Murphy, E., Nemo, G., Zucker-Franklin, D., & Pancake, B. A. (1993). More on HTLV tax and Mycosis Fungoides. New England Journal of Medicine, 329(27), 2035-2036. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199312303292712