María Belén Bouzas

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BACKGROUND Genetic characterization of HIV-1 in Argentina has shown that BF recombinants predominate among heterosexuals and injecting drug users, while in men who have sex with men the most prevalent form is subtype B. OBJECTIVES The aim of this work was to investigate the presence of HIV dual infections in HIV-infected individuals with high probability(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a globally distributed human pathogen that leads to both self-limited and chronic infections. At least eight genotypes (A-H) with distinct geographical allocations and phylodynamic behaviors have been described. They differ substantially in many virological and probably some clinical parameters. The aim of this study was to(More)
HTLV-1 is currently classified in 7 different subtypes (a-g) based on the nucleotide diversity of its LTR region. The Cosmopolitan subtype (a) has spread worldwide and is further divided into 5 subgroups: Transcontinen-tal (A), Japanese (B), West African (C), North African (D) and Peruvian (E). Different clusters has been described within the subgroup a(More)
Few ATLL cases have been reported in the country, the majority of the acute leukemia subtype. HTLV-1 proviral load is considered a prognosis marker and it has been available in our setting since 2008. We present HTLV-1 proviral loads in 3 cases of ATLL received during the last 4 years. Two cases were of the acute subtype and one case of the lymphoma(More)
Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) plays an important role in the innate immune defense against invading microorganisms. Deficiency of functional MBL is linked to poly-morphisms in the MBL2 gene. The aim of the study was to determine the influence of MBL2 polymorphisms in susceptibility to HTLV-1 infection. A total of 43 HTLV-1 infected subjects and 127 healthy(More)
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