HTLV-I and HTLV-II infections in volunteer blood donors and high-risk groups in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Mokhbat, J.
dc.contributor.author Naman, R.
dc.contributor.author Klayme, S.
dc.contributor.author Naboulsi, M.
dc.contributor.author Jradi, O.
dc.contributor.author Ramia, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-15T14:25:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-15T14:25:34Z
dc.date.copyright 2002 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-02-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5232
dc.description.abstract A serosurvey for Human T-cell Lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-I)/HTLV-II was conducted in 1,900 blood donors, 120 pregnant women and 436 high-risk group patients in Beirut, Lebanon. One of the 1,900 blood donors was anti-HTLV-I/II—seroreactive on screening by enzyme immunoassay (EIA) but was indeterminate by Western blot and negative by polymerase chain reaction. None of the other 556 subjects studied was seroreactive by EIA. The credibility of the zero prevalence of HTLV-I/II infection among the Lebanese blood donors is supported by the absence of seroreactivity of antibodies in the multiply transfused patients. It seems therefore that the prevalence of HTLV-I/II appears to be less than 1 in 2,456 in the Lebanese population and hence, HTLV-I/II infection does not appear to require routine screening in Lebanon. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title HTLV-I and HTLV-II infections in volunteer blood donors and high-risk groups in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200902719 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Infection en_US
dc.journal.volume 45 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 29-31 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/jinf.2002.1006 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Naman, R., Klayme, S., Naboulsi, M., Mokhbat, J., Jradi, O., & Ramia, S. (2002). HTLV-I and HTLV-II infections in volunteer blood donors and high-risk groups in Lebanon. Journal of Infection, 45(1), 29-31. en_US
dc.author.email jacques.mokhbat@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0163445302910066 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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