High seroprevalence of anti-HTLV-I/II antibodies among solid organ donors necessitates confirmatory testing.

@article{Nowicki2006HighSO,
  title={High seroprevalence of anti-HTLV-I/II antibodies among solid organ donors necessitates confirmatory testing.},
  author={Marek J. Nowicki and Lea Matsuoka and Dem Brucal and Claudia Chinchilla and Thomas D Mone and Rick Selby and Robert Mendez},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2006},
  volume={82 9},
  pages={1210-3}
}
BACKGROUND Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus (HTLV) type I has been linked to adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) and HTLV-I associated myelopathy (HAM). Transmission of HTLV by blood and organ transplantation has been documented, with some infections leading to clinical disease. Organ donors are tested for anti-HTLV antibodies and donor suitability is determined primarily by results from enzyme immunoassays (EIA). Confirmatory testing is not routinely performed, and the number of false… CONTINUE READING

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