Transfusion transmission of retroviruses: human T‐lymphotropic virus types I and II compared with human immunodeficiency virus type 1

@article{Donegan1994TransfusionTO,
  title={Transfusion transmission of retroviruses: human T‐lymphotropic virus types I and II compared with human immunodeficiency virus type 1},
  author={Elizabeth Donegan and H. H. Lee and Eva A. Operskalski and George M. Shaw and Steven H. Kleinman and Michael P. Busch and Cladd E. Stevens and Eugene R Schiff and Marek J. Nowicki and Charles G. Hollingsworth and James W. Mosley},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={1994},
  volume={34}
}
Background: The incidence of transfusion transmission of human T‐ lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV‐I) and HTLV type II (HTLV‐II) has not been compared directly or to that of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV‐1). The effects of refrigerator storage of the blood component on infectivity of the viruses needs definition. 

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Transfusion-transmitted retrovirus infection.

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