Prevalence of HTLV-I antibody among two distinct ethnic groups inhabiting the Amazon region of Brazil.
HTLV-1 seroprevalences of 3.63% (02/55), 12.19% (10/82) and 13.88% (10/72) were demonstrated among Tiryio, Mekranoiti and Xicrin Amazonian Indians, respectively, by the Western blotting enzyme assay (WBEI).
By indirect immuno electron microscopy (IIEM), 2 Tiriyo, 9 Mekranoiti and 6 Xicrin Amerindiens were reactive.
Of 44 serum samples from Japanese immigrants, none reacted by any of the techniques before mentioned.
One, 8 and 6 serum samples from Tiryio, Mekranoiti and Xicrin Indians, respectively, were both WBEI and IIEM positive.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Séropositivité, Virus HTLV1, Retroviridae, Virus, Homme, Brésil, Amérique du Sud, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Seropositivity, HTLV-I virus, Retroviridae, Virus, Human, Brazil, South America, America
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Cote : 93-0349569
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.