To evaluate the serological and epidemiological characteristics of HTLV-I/II-positive blood donors in continental France during the first 6 months of universal screening of blood donations (n=1816927).
A collaborative investigation of all confirmed anti-HTLV-I/II-positive samples reported by blood transfusion centres was performed.
Seventy-three out of 77 reported samples were retested at two reference laboratories.
Epidemiological data on risk factors were compiled.
Resusts: Of the 73 retested samples, 66 were confirmed to be HTLV-I-positive and one to be HTLV-II-positive; six samples were designated false-positive, mainly because of non-specific reactivity to recombinant gp21 in Western blot.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Virus HTLV2, Retroviridae, Virus, France, Europe, Virus HTLV1, Donneur sang, Dépistage, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, HTLV-II virus, Retroviridae, Virus, France, Europe, HTLV-I virus, Blood donor, Medical screening, Epidemiology, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0547752
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 199406.