The prevalence of antibodies to human T lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) was studied in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome.
Thirteen of 36 serum samples were positive by enzyme linked immunosorbentassay (ELISA) and particle agglutination assay for antibodies to HTLV-I and were confirmed by western blotting.
The presence of antibodies to HTLV-I may signify an HTLV-I carrier state.
These patients had a high occurrence of extraglandular manifestations such as uveitis, myopathy, and recurrent high fever compared with patients who did not have antibodies to HTLV-I.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sjogren syndrome, Maladie autoimmune, Maladie système, Peau pathologie, Homme, Exploration immunologique, Anticorps, Virus HTLV1, Retroviridae, Virus, Virose, Infection, Prévalence, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sjogren syndrome, Autoimmune disease, Systemic disease, Skin disease, Human, Immunological investigation, Antibody, HTLV-I virus, Retroviridae, Virus, Viral disease, Infection, Prevalence, Epidemiology
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Code Inist : 002B07. Création : 199406.