Prevalence of human T cell leukemia virus-I (HTLV-I) antibody among populations living in the Amazon region of Brazil (preliminary report)
Nakauchi, C. M
Linhares, Alexandre da Costa
Kanzaki, L. I
Macedo, J. E
Azevedo, V. N
Casseb, J. S. R
Forty-tree (31.4%) out of 137 serum samples obtained from two Indian communities living in the Amazon region were found to be positive for HTLV-I antibody, as tested by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (Elisa). Eighty-two sera were collected from Mekranoiti Indians, yielding 39% of positivity, whereas 11 (20.0%) or the 55 Tiriyo serum samples had antibody to HTLV-I. In addition, positive results occurred in 10 (23.2%) out of 43 sera obtained from patients living in the Belem area, who were suffering from cancer affecting different organs. Five (16.7%) out of 30 Elisa positive specimens were also shown to be positive by either Western blot analysis (WB) or indirect immunogold electron microscopy (IIG-EM).
ReferenciaNAKAUCHI, C. M. et al. Prevalence of human T cell leukemia virus-I (HTLV-I) antibody among populations living in the Amazon region of Brazil (preliminary report). Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, v. 85, n. 1, p. 29-33, Jan. - Mar. 1990.
DeCsVírus 1 Linfotrópico T Humano / patogenicidade
Região Amazônica (BR)