SEROLOGIC PREVALENCE OF HTLV AMONG BLOOD DONORS IN MASHHAD ( NORTHEASTERN IRAN )

@inproceedings{Sani2001SEROLOGICPO,
  title={SEROLOGIC PREVALENCE OF HTLV AMONG BLOOD DONORS IN MASHHAD ( NORTHEASTERN IRAN )},
  author={Ashraf Tavanai Sani},
  year={2001}
}
Background-HTLV is a lymphotropic virus which can contribute to carcinogenesis in adult T-cell leukemia. The prevalence of this virus in Northeastern Iran has led us to investigate more accurately its serologic prevalence. Methods-A total of 229,037 blood donors were studied during a 4-year period by using Micro-ELISA and Western Blot (WB) assays. Positive results in both tests were considered and Cases with ambiguous results were checked by PCR. Results-Among all the blood donors under study… CONTINUE READING

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