Retrospective study of the prevalence of human T-cell lymphotropic virus-type 1/2, HIV, and HBV in pregnant women in Argentina.

@article{Trenchi2007RetrospectiveSO,
  title={Retrospective study of the prevalence of human T-cell lymphotropic virus-type 1/2, HIV, and HBV in pregnant women in Argentina.},
  author={Alejandra Trenchi and Ren{\'e} Gastaldello and Marcos C{\'e}sar Balangero and M. Irizar and Anal{\'i}a Cudol{\'a} and Sandra Ver{\'o}nica Gallego},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2007},
  volume={79 12},
  pages={1974-8}
}
This study shows first data on HTLV-1/2 seroprevalence among pregnant women in the non-endemic region of Argentina. In a retrospective study a representative sample (n = 3,143) of the pregnant women registered in the health public service in the province of Córdoba was evaluated. HTLV-1/2 seroprevalence was 0.191% +/- 0.0857 [IC 0.022-0.359]. This prevalence was 10 times higher in pregnant women than in blood donors [0.019 (4/21.183)]. The pregnant women would reflect the epidemiology of the… CONTINUE READING

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