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Seroprevalence of human T cell leukaemia/lymphoma virus type I (HTLV-I) in pregnant women, patients attending venereological outpatient services and intravenous drug users from Slovenia.
Folia Biol (Praha). 1998; 44(1):23-5.FB

Abstract

To establish current seroprevalence of human T cell leukaemia/lymphoma virus type I (HTLV-I) infection in some low- and high-risk populations from Slovenia, 10,369 and 869 serum samples collected during Slovenian 1994 unlinked surveys of human immunodeficiency viruses seroprevalence in pregnant women and patients attending venereological outpatient services, respectively, and 219 serum samples collected from Slovenian intravenous drug abusers during 1995 and 1996, were screened for the presence of anti-HTLV-I antibodies using commercial particle agglutination test Serodia HTLV-I (Fujirebio, Tokyo, Japan). Only one sample obtained from a pregnant woman was found repeatedly positive in the screening test. Presence of anti-HTLV-I antibodies in the reactive sample was undoubtedly confirmed with supplemental Western blot test. The prevalence of antibodies to HTLV-I in the Slovenian population might be somewhere between one in 10,000 (0.01%) and one in 15,000 (0.0066%), which is similar or even higher to prevalence rates in other European countries.

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Slovenian AIDS Reference Center, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, Ljubljana. poljak@ibmi.mf.uni-lj.siNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

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eng

PubMed ID

10730871

Citation

Poljak, M, et al. "Seroprevalence of Human T Cell Leukaemia/lymphoma Virus Type I (HTLV-I) in Pregnant Women, Patients Attending Venereological Outpatient Services and Intravenous Drug Users From Slovenia." Folia Biologica, vol. 44, no. 1, 1998, pp. 23-5.
Poljak M, Bednarik J, Rednak K, et al. Seroprevalence of human T cell leukaemia/lymphoma virus type I (HTLV-I) in pregnant women, patients attending venereological outpatient services and intravenous drug users from Slovenia. Folia Biol (Praha). 1998;44(1):23-5.
Poljak, M., Bednarik, J., Rednak, K., Seme, K., Kristancic, L., & Celan-Lucu, B. (1998). Seroprevalence of human T cell leukaemia/lymphoma virus type I (HTLV-I) in pregnant women, patients attending venereological outpatient services and intravenous drug users from Slovenia. Folia Biologica, 44(1), 23-5.
Poljak M, et al. Seroprevalence of Human T Cell Leukaemia/lymphoma Virus Type I (HTLV-I) in Pregnant Women, Patients Attending Venereological Outpatient Services and Intravenous Drug Users From Slovenia. Folia Biol (Praha). 1998;44(1):23-5. PubMed PMID: 10730871.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Seroprevalence of human T cell leukaemia/lymphoma virus type I (HTLV-I) in pregnant women, patients attending venereological outpatient services and intravenous drug users from Slovenia. AU - Poljak,M, AU - Bednarik,J, AU - Rednak,K, AU - Seme,K, AU - Kristancic,L, AU - Celan-Lucu,B, PY - 2000/3/24/pubmed PY - 2000/3/24/medline PY - 2000/3/24/entrez SP - 23 EP - 5 JF - Folia biologica JO - Folia Biol (Praha) VL - 44 IS - 1 N2 - To establish current seroprevalence of human T cell leukaemia/lymphoma virus type I (HTLV-I) infection in some low- and high-risk populations from Slovenia, 10,369 and 869 serum samples collected during Slovenian 1994 unlinked surveys of human immunodeficiency viruses seroprevalence in pregnant women and patients attending venereological outpatient services, respectively, and 219 serum samples collected from Slovenian intravenous drug abusers during 1995 and 1996, were screened for the presence of anti-HTLV-I antibodies using commercial particle agglutination test Serodia HTLV-I (Fujirebio, Tokyo, Japan). Only one sample obtained from a pregnant woman was found repeatedly positive in the screening test. Presence of anti-HTLV-I antibodies in the reactive sample was undoubtedly confirmed with supplemental Western blot test. The prevalence of antibodies to HTLV-I in the Slovenian population might be somewhere between one in 10,000 (0.01%) and one in 15,000 (0.0066%), which is similar or even higher to prevalence rates in other European countries. SN - 0015-5500 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10730871/Seroprevalence_of_human_T_cell_leukaemia/lymphoma_virus_type_I__HTLV_I__in_pregnant_women_patients_attending_venereological_outpatient_services_and_intravenous_drug_users_from_Slovenia_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -