Seroepidemiologic Studies Of Human T‐cell leukemia/lymphoma virus type I in Jamaica

@article{Clark1985SeroepidemiologicSO,
  title={Seroepidemiologic Studies Of Human T‐cell leukemia/lymphoma virus type I in Jamaica},
  author={Jeffrey W. Clark and Arthur Ensroth and William A. Blattner and Carl W. Saxinger and Marjorie Robert-Guroff and Robert C. Gallo and William N Gibbs and Wycliffe S. Lofters and Lois Lagranade and Karel Deceulaer},
  journal={International Journal of Cancer},
  year={1985},
  volume={36}
}
The prevalence of HTLV‐I antibodies was evaluated in Jamaica among persons with various malignant, infectious, autoimmune and hematologic disorders and in clinically normal persons. Results document that: (1) the prevalence of HTLV‐I antibodies in this population increases with age; (2) overall, there is no significant difference in the antibody prevalence between males and females; (3) antibody‐positive individuals are born in all major regions of the island and geographical variance in… 
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