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Volume 10, Number 1—January 2004

Research

Respiratory and Urinary Tract Infections, Arthritis, and Asthma Associated with HTLV-I and HTLV-II Infection

Edward L. Murphy*, Baoguang Wang†, Ronald A. Sacher‡, Joy Fridey§, James W. Smith¶, Catharie C. Nass#, Bruce Newman**, Helen E. Ownby**, George Garratty††, Sheila T. Hutching††, and George B. Schreiber†
Author affiliations: *University of California San Francisco, California, USA; †Westat, Rockville, Maryland, USA; ‡Hoxworth Blood Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; §Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, San Bernardino, California, USA; ¶Oklahoma Blood Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; #American Red Cross Blood Services Chesapeake and Potomac, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; **American Red Cross Blood Services Southeastern Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, USA; ††American Red Cross Blood Services Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Kaplan-Meier survival curves showing disease-free survival for one noninfectious and three infectious diseases, by human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) status, through visits 2 and 3 of prospective observation. HTLV-I–infected (triangles) and HTLV-II–infected (squares) participants are compared to HLTV-seronegative participants (diamonds), respectively. Panels are as follows: A) pneumonia; B) acute bronchitis; C) bladder or kidney infection; and D) hypertension. The vertical axis scale has been com

Figure. Kaplan-Meier survival curves showing disease-free survival for one noninfectious and three infectious diseases, by human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) status, through visits 2 and 3 of prospective observation. HTLV-I–infected (triangles) and HTLV-II–infected (squares) participants are compared to HLTV-seronegative participants (diamonds), respectively. Panels are as follows: A) pneumonia; B) acute bronchitis; C) bladder or kidney infection; and D) hypertension. The vertical axis scale has been compressed because of the lower overall incidence of pneumonia.

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