Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
Decline in the Positive Rate of Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type-1 (HTLV-1) Antibodies among Blood Donors in Nagasaki
Shin CHIYODAKatsumi KINOSHITASatoko EGAWAJunko INOUEKatsutoshi WATANABEMasumi IFUKU
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2001 Volume 40 Issue 1 Pages 14-17

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Objective The aim of this study was to clarify the trend of the HTLV-1 seroprevalence rate among blood donors.
Methods Samples were screened by the particle agglutination test for HTLV-1 antibodies.
Materials Serum from blood donors was screened.
Results The positive rate of HTLV-1 antibodies among blood donors decreased from 13.14 to 0.81% over the years from 1928 to 1983.
Conclusion A decline over the years in the positive rate of HTLV-1 antibodies among blood donors was revealed.
(Internal Medicine 40: 14-17, 2001)

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