Prevention of transmission of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) through transfusion, by donor screening with antibody to the virus. One-year experience.

@article{Inaba1989PreventionOT,
  title={Prevention of transmission of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) through transfusion, by donor screening with antibody to the virus. One-year experience.},
  author={Shoichi Inaba and Hiroyuki Sato and Kazuo Okochi and Kenji Fukada and Fumihiro Takakura and Katsushi Tokunaga and Hiroyuki Kiyokawa and Yoshiaki Maeda},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={1989},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={
          7-11
        }
}
To prevent the transmission of human T-lymphotropic virus, type 1 (HTLV-1) during blood transfusion, a program was implemented to screen donors for antibodies to the virus, using a newly developed, passive agglutination (PA) method. During the period April 1986 to March 1987, 675 recipients of donor blood in whom the antibody to HTLV-1 was not present before transfusion were followed for at least 50 days after transfusion. One of these 675 seroconverted despite the transfusion of screened blood… CONTINUE READING

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