Some epidemiological features of the human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) and ATL in Nigerians.
International Association for Comparative Research on Leukemia and Related Diseases. Symposium. Montreal PQ (CAN), 1993/07/11.
With a seroprevalence rate (SPR) of 6%-10% among healthy adult blood donors (ABD), Nigeria and other African locales represent an endemic zone for HTLV-I.
We studied SPR in patients with leukaemia, lymphomas, solid tumours, and chronic disorders, as well as in groups of men and women with varying sexual lifestyles.
Serum specimens were screened with ELISA and then confirmed with Western blot (WB).
Sexual practices were investigated among volunteers of different sexual backgrounds by means of a questionnaire.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Virus HTLV1, Retroviridae, Virus, Séropositivité, Leucémie cellule T adulte, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Nigéria, Afrique, Homme, Chronique, Lymphoprolifératif syndrome, Hémopathie maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, HTLV-I virus, Retroviridae, Virus, Seropositivity, Adult T cell leukemia, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Nigeria, Africa, Human, Chronic, Lymphoproliferative syndrome, Malignant hemopathy
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