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PurposeWe describe the first two cases of HTLV-1 associated uveitis to be associated with HTLV-1c subtype infection.MethodsCase report.ResultsUveitis was demonstrated in two Indigenous Australian men, both of whom had high HTLV-1c proviral loads in peripheral blood. Visual outcomes were poor in each case.ConclusionClinicians should be aware of HTLV-1c infection as a cause of uveitis in Australia, and HTLV-1 serology should be included in the basic uveitis work-up in HTLV-1-endemic areas.

Original publication




Journal article


International ophthalmology

Publication Date





2159 - 2162


Department of Infectious Diseases, Alice Springs Hospital, PO Box 2234, Alice Springs, NT, 0871, Australia.


Humans, Human T-lymphotropic virus 1, Eye Infections, Viral, HTLV-I Infections, Blindness, Uveitis, Disease Progression, Adult, Middle Aged, Australia, Male, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander