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What does HAB stand for?

HAB stands for HTLV-1 associated bronchopneumonopathy


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We describe the thin-section CT appearances of HTLV-1-associated bronchopneumonopathy.
Pulmonary involvement has been reported in HAM patients. Based on bronchoalveolar lavage or histological examination, the pulmonary involvement has been characterized by accumulation of T-cells, especially activated T-cells, in the lung. We reviewed our data on pulmonary involvement in HAM, which suggested that the characteristic pulmonary involvement observed in HAM was not restricted to HAM patients, but was also observed in non-HAM HTLV-1 carriers. Based on the data, we report that HAM is a systemic disease and that HTLV-1 causes characteristic pulmonary involvement, which we termed HTLV-1 associated bronchopneumonopathy.
There have been several reports describing possible association of HTLV-I infection and pulmonary disorders [13,22,23]. Accordingly, a new clinical entity, namely HTLV-I associated bronchopneumonopathy (HAB), has been suggested [8,13,23]. However, to our knowledge there has been no report to suggest a high prevalence of HTLV-I infection in patients with CFA. In our study, the percentage of symptomatic HTLV-I infection status is higher than in previous reports [24,25].