[Epstein-Barr virus-specific immunity in asymptomatic carriers of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1].

@article{Kwon1995EpsteinBarrVI,
  title={[Epstein-Barr virus-specific immunity in asymptomatic carriers of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1].},
  author={Ki Won Kwon},
  journal={[Hokkaido igaku zasshi] The Hokkaido journal of medical science},
  year={1995},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={315-28}
}
  • Ki Won Kwon
  • Published 1995 in
    [Hokkaido igaku zasshi] The Hokkaido journal of…
Adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) patients are immunosuppressed as evidenced by anergy to recall antigens and the occurrence of opportunistic infections. The immunosuppression appears to be a critical factor or a predictive sign for the development of ATL in carriers of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1). This study was aimed at assessing the immune status of asymptomatic HTLV-1 carriers with the immunity specific to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a ubiquitous human herpesvirus with oncogenic… CONTINUE READING