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[HTLV examination of Norwegian blood donors].
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1999 Jan 20; 119(2):206-8.TN

Abstract

Approximately one third of the Norwegian blood donor population has been tested for infection with human T-lymphotropic virus type I and II (HTLV-I/II). This study was initiated to provide an indication as to whether or not the Norwegian transfusion service should screen the entire donor population for HTLV I/II. No HTLV-I infections were found among the blood donors. One new donor was confirmed HTLV-II positive. This individual had previously used drugs intravenously. HTLV-I/II infection can be regarded as a marker for risk behaviour, and testing can be of significance in the quality assurance of the transfusion service. We recommend that the entire blood donor population be tested for HTLV-I/II infections, and thereafter only new donors. The benefit of this scheme should be evaluated in the future.

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Avdeling for virologi, Statens institutt for folkehelse, Oslo.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

nor

PubMed ID

10081351

Citation

Samdal, H H., et al. "[HTLV Examination of Norwegian Blood Donors]." Tidsskrift for Den Norske Laegeforening : Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Raekke, vol. 119, no. 2, 1999, pp. 206-8.
Samdal HH, Skaug K, Stigum H, et al. [HTLV examination of Norwegian blood donors]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1999;119(2):206-8.
Samdal, H. H., Skaug, K., Stigum, H., Hervig, T., Kjeldsen-Kragh, J., & Skar, A. G. (1999). [HTLV examination of Norwegian blood donors]. Tidsskrift for Den Norske Laegeforening : Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Raekke, 119(2), 206-8.
Samdal HH, et al. [HTLV Examination of Norwegian Blood Donors]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1999 Jan 20;119(2):206-8. PubMed PMID: 10081351.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [HTLV examination of Norwegian blood donors]. AU - Samdal,H H, AU - Skaug,K, AU - Stigum,H, AU - Hervig,T, AU - Kjeldsen-Kragh,J, AU - Skar,A G, PY - 1999/3/19/pubmed PY - 1999/3/19/medline PY - 1999/3/19/entrez SP - 206 EP - 8 JF - Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke JO - Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen VL - 119 IS - 2 N2 - Approximately one third of the Norwegian blood donor population has been tested for infection with human T-lymphotropic virus type I and II (HTLV-I/II). This study was initiated to provide an indication as to whether or not the Norwegian transfusion service should screen the entire donor population for HTLV I/II. No HTLV-I infections were found among the blood donors. One new donor was confirmed HTLV-II positive. This individual had previously used drugs intravenously. HTLV-I/II infection can be regarded as a marker for risk behaviour, and testing can be of significance in the quality assurance of the transfusion service. We recommend that the entire blood donor population be tested for HTLV-I/II infections, and thereafter only new donors. The benefit of this scheme should be evaluated in the future. SN - 0029-2001 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10081351/[HTLV_examination_of_Norwegian_blood_donors]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/bloodtransfusionanddonation.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -