Sera from a small sample of adult blood donors, healthy school children and patients with lymphoma, leukaemia, non-haematologic cancer, congenital and inflammatory disorders from Thadan, Nigeria were screened for HTLV-1 antibody by an enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay and confirmed by investigational Western blot.
Seventy-nine of 236 positively screened samples could not be tested for confirmation.
Seropositive reactivity was observed in nine of 123 blood donors, and 3 of 46 healthy school children but banding patterns on Western blot were often sparse.
Mots-clés Pascal : Leucémie cellule T adulte, Lymphome, Virose, Infection, Forme clinique, Epidémiologie, Hémopathie maligne, Lymphoprolifératif syndrome, Nigéria, Afrique, Fréquence, Virus HTLV1, Retroviridae, Virus, Sérologie, Ibadan, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adult T cell leukemia, Lymphoma, Viral disease, Infection, Clinical form, Epidemiology, Malignant hemopathy, Lymphoproliferative syndrome, Nigeria, Africa, Frequency, HTLV-I virus, Retroviridae, Virus, Serology, Human
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Code Inist : 002B19B. Création : 199406.