HTLV-II


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HTLV-II

Abbreviation for human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type II; human lymphotropic virus, type 2.

HTLV-II

HTLV-II

A retrovirus that may transform CD4 T cells, and may rarely be linked to disease–eg, hairy cell leukemia

HTLV-II

human T-cell lymphotropic virus type II.
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HTLV-I and HTLV-II can be transmitted sexually (1) and via breast feeding.
Other HTLV-II foci have been previously described among several native Amerindian groups in South America and Colombia.
Because lab tests cannot easily distinguish between HTLV-I and HTLV-II, experts believe many cases of HTLV-II are eliminated from the blood supply as well.
Tanto la infeccion por el HTLV-I como por el HTLV-II es endemica en varias areas geograficas del mundo, incluyendo el suroeste de Japon (10,11) y la cuenca del Caribe (12,13); en America del Sur en regiones como Chile (14), Brasil (15) y Colombia (16,17) entre otras.
The antibody-positive samples were obtained from five persons infected with HTLV-I and II infected with HTLV-II.
The identification of HTLV-II in drug abusers in this country raises the possibiliby that it might cause disease.
A high rate of HTLV-II seropositives has been observed among intravenous drug abusers3.
HTLV-II has also been associated with HTLV-associated myelopathy, but not with leukemia (5).
During December 1989--March 1990, Guaymi households were randomly selected and contacted for a cross-sectional study to determine risk factors for HTLV-II infection.
The purpose of the clinical trial is to qualify both investigational devices for the detection and confirmation of antibodies to HTLV-I and HTLV-II viruses in blood.
No cross-reactivity was observed between RAV-0 p27 gag protein and antibodies against HIV-1, HIV-2, HTLV-I, and HTLV-II (data not shown).