M. Hönlinger

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Since October 1986, all volunteer blood donors in the Tirol of Austria have been tested for neopterin. Serum neopterin levels were raised in 1242 donors (1.6%), 650 of whom (52.3%) consented to another test four weeks after the donation. In retrospect, 148 of these donors (22.8%) had an illness or abnormal symptoms at the time of donation or within a few(More)
Antibodies to HHV-6 were detected by immunofluorescence in 8.04% of 460 healthy blood donors in West Austria. Testing sera from patients with acute or reactivated infections with other herpesviruses, such as cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), herpes simplex virus (HSV) and varicella zoster virus (VZV) we observed a remarkably higher prevalence(More)
Since October 1986 the blood bank of the University Hospital in Innsbruck, Austria, has been testing all blood donations for increased neopterin concentrations in order to further improve the safety of blood transfusions [1]. Donations with neopterin levels above 10 nmol/1 are excluded from transfusion. Increased neopterin levels indicate activation of the(More)
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