Human leukemia virus type 1 T cell. Definition

Medical Definition: Human leukemia virus type 1 T cell

A type of virus that infects T cells (a type of white blood cells) and can cause leukemia and lymphoma. Leukemia virus human T-cell type 1 is spread by sharing syringes or needles, blood transfusions or through sexual contact and from mother to child during birth or during breastfeeding. Also called human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 T cells and HTLV-1.

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