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Lack of HTLV-II Infection in Newborns Born from HIV-1 Infected Mothers in Southern Italy

Maria Chironna, Michele Quarto and Salvatore Barbuti
European Journal of Epidemiology
Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jan., 1997), pp. 121-122
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3582077
Page Count: 2
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Abstract

In order to evaluate the presence of HTLV-II infection in a cohort of newborns born from HIV-1 infected mothers, a retrospective study was conducted on 80 newborns. Only 1 birth serum sample (1.25%) was found seropositive for HTLV-II by Western Blot suggesting a transplacental transmission of anti-HTLV-II antibodies. Two consecutive PCR performed on PBMCs of the seropositive newborn resulted negative suggesting the absence of the infection. More extensive studies are needed to assess the risk of transmission in areas with a higher prevalence of HTLV-II infection.

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