Objectives-To determine the prevalence of antibodies to the human T cell leukaemia/lymphoma viruses (HTLV-I and HTLV-II) in blood donors in north London in order to assess the economic impact and the logistic effects that routine screening would have on the blood supply.
Design-All donations collected by the north London blood transfusion centre between january 1991 and june 1991 were screened for antibodies to HTLV-I and HTLV-II by modified, improved Fujirebio gel particle agglutination test.
Positive samples were titrated and retested as necessary.
Subjects-96 720 unpaid volunteers, who gave 105 730 consecutive donations of blood and plasma.
Setting-North London blood transfusion centre.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Exploration, Homme, Anticorps, Donneur, Sang, Virus HTLV1, Virus HTLV2, Retroviridae, Virus
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Exploration, Human, Antibody, Donor, Blood, HTLV-I virus, HTLV-II virus, Retroviridae, Virus
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0093209
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.