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Human T-lymphotropic virus type-I, and hepatitis A, B and C viruses in Nepal: a serological survey.
J Trop Med Hyg. 1995 Oct; 98(5):347-50.JT

Abstract

In 1987, 676 blood samples were collected from inhabitants of the Bhadrakali and Kotyang villages in Nepal. The samples were tested for the prevalence of antibody to hepatitis A virus (anti-HAV), hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), antibody to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc), second-generation antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) and antibody to human T-lymphotropic virus type-I (anti-HTLV-I). Anti-HAV was present in 99.3% of the people surveyed. The prevalence of anti-HAV reached 100% in the < 25 age group and was as high or only slightly lower in all other age groups. The prevalence of HBsAg was 0.3% and of anti-HBc 7.7%. Anti-HCV was found in 0.1% of the residents. No significant difference by gender or village was noted in the prevalence of anti-HAV, HBsAg, anti-HBc, or anti-HCV. No anti-HTLV-I-positive persons were identified. These data suggest that the prevalence of hepatitis B and C virus infections in Nepal is low in contrast to hepatitis A virus infection, and that human T-lymphotropic type-I infection may be absent in this population.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7563265

Citation

Nakashima, K, et al. "Human T-lymphotropic Virus type-I, and Hepatitis A, B and C Viruses in Nepal: a Serological Survey." The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 98, no. 5, 1995, pp. 347-50.
Nakashima K, Kashiwagi S, Noguchi A, et al. Human T-lymphotropic virus type-I, and hepatitis A, B and C viruses in Nepal: a serological survey. J Trop Med Hyg. 1995;98(5):347-50.
Nakashima, K., Kashiwagi, S., Noguchi, A., Hirata, M., Hayashi, J., Kawasaki, T., Uezono, K., Itoh, K., Acharya, G. P., & Ogata, M. (1995). Human T-lymphotropic virus type-I, and hepatitis A, B and C viruses in Nepal: a serological survey. The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 98(5), 347-50.
Nakashima K, et al. Human T-lymphotropic Virus type-I, and Hepatitis A, B and C Viruses in Nepal: a Serological Survey. J Trop Med Hyg. 1995;98(5):347-50. PubMed PMID: 7563265.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Human T-lymphotropic virus type-I, and hepatitis A, B and C viruses in Nepal: a serological survey. AU - Nakashima,K, AU - Kashiwagi,S, AU - Noguchi,A, AU - Hirata,M, AU - Hayashi,J, AU - Kawasaki,T, AU - Uezono,K, AU - Itoh,K, AU - Acharya,G P, AU - Ogata,M, PY - 1995/10/1/pubmed PY - 1995/10/1/medline PY - 1995/10/1/entrez SP - 347 EP - 50 JF - The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene JO - J Trop Med Hyg VL - 98 IS - 5 N2 - In 1987, 676 blood samples were collected from inhabitants of the Bhadrakali and Kotyang villages in Nepal. The samples were tested for the prevalence of antibody to hepatitis A virus (anti-HAV), hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), antibody to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc), second-generation antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) and antibody to human T-lymphotropic virus type-I (anti-HTLV-I). Anti-HAV was present in 99.3% of the people surveyed. The prevalence of anti-HAV reached 100% in the < 25 age group and was as high or only slightly lower in all other age groups. The prevalence of HBsAg was 0.3% and of anti-HBc 7.7%. Anti-HCV was found in 0.1% of the residents. No significant difference by gender or village was noted in the prevalence of anti-HAV, HBsAg, anti-HBc, or anti-HCV. No anti-HTLV-I-positive persons were identified. These data suggest that the prevalence of hepatitis B and C virus infections in Nepal is low in contrast to hepatitis A virus infection, and that human T-lymphotropic type-I infection may be absent in this population. SN - 0022-5304 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7563265/Human_T_lymphotropic_virus_type_I_and_hepatitis_A_B_and_C_viruses_in_Nepal:_a_serological_survey_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/3332 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -