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metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
Issue Date: Jun-1998
metadata.dc.creator: VALLINOTO, Antonio Carlos Rosário
AZEVEDO, Vânia Nakauth
SANTOS, Domingos Ezenildo Matos dos
MARTINS, Sandra Suely Caniceiro
MESQUITA, Francisco Carlos Lopes de
HALL, William W.
ISHAK, Marluísa de Oliveira Guimarães
ISHAK, Ricardo
Title: Serological Evidence of HTLV-I and HTLV-II Coinfections in HIV-1 Positive Patients in Belém, State of Pará, Brazil
Citation: VALLINOTO, A. C. R. et al. Serological Evidence of HTLV-I and HTLV-II Coinfections in HIV-1 Positive Patients in Belém, State of Pará, Brazil. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, v. 93, n. 3, p. 407-409, maio/jun. 1998. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 03 abr. 2013. <>.
Abstract: The occurrence of HTLV-I/II and HIV-1 coinfections have been shown to be frequent, probably in consequence of their similar modes of transmission. This paper presents the prevalence of coinfection of HTLV among HIV-1 infected and AIDS patients in Belém, State of Pará, Brazil. A group of 149 patients attending the AIDS Reference Unit of the State Department of Health was tested for the presence of antibodies to HTLV-I/II using an enzyme immunoassay and the positive reactions were confirmed with a Western blot that discriminates between HTLV-I and HTLV-II infections. Four patients (2.7%) were positive to HTLV-I, seven (4.7%) to HTLV-II and one (0.7%) showed an indeterminate pattern of reaction. The present results show for the first time in Belém not only the occurrence of HTLV-II/HIV-1 coinfections but also a higher prevalence of HTLV-II in relation to HTLV-I. Furthermore, it also enlarges the geographical limits of the endemic area for HTLV-II in the Amazon region of Brazil.
Keywords: Retroviridae
Vírus 2 linfotrópico T humano
Vírus linfotrópico de células T humanas tipo 1
Belém - PA
Pará - Estado
Amazônia brasileira
ISSN: 1678-8060
metadata.dc.rights: Acesso Aberto
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