HTLV-II


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HTLV-II

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

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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La seroprevalencia total de la infeccion por el HTLV-I en la muestra poblacional del departamento de Cordoba fue 2.1% (20/962), mientras que para el HTLV-II fue 0.1% (1/962).
Because WB kits/reagents available for use during 1989-1990 often did not detect antibody to HTLV-II viral antigens, particularly envelope glycoprotein antigens, indeterminate interpretations were frequently reported for the HTLV-II-antibody-positive samples.
The team's technique rapidly and unambiguously discriminates between HTLV-I and HTLV-II, Chen says.
During the initial visits in 1990 through 1992, we enrolled 154 HTLV-I, 387 HTLV-II, and 799 HTLV seronegative persons.
HTLV-II infection was not associated with histories of blood transfusion, vaccination, injection, or tattoo.
Tambien el HTLV-II se ha transmitido por transfusion tanto en areas endemicas como no endemicas; es de interes anotar que la transmision ha ocurrido antes y despues de la puesta en marcha del tamizaje de donantes con pruebas que descubren HTLV-I (30).
Such risk factors are consistent with current knowledge concerning HTLV-I and HTLV-II, but the prevalence of these possible risk factors in the overall donor population is unknown.
Frequency of episodes of diagnosed infections according to the serological status for HTLV-I/II infection Infection HTLV serology Negative HTLV-I HTLV-II P value * P.
A virus closely related to HTLV-I, also discovered by Robert Gallo and colleagues (19), HTLV-II shares approximately 70% genomic homology (structural similarity) with HTLV-I (10).