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Seroepidemiology of HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 Infection in Neyshabur City, North-Eastern Iran, during 2010-2014
Mohammad Salehi , Seyyed Khalil Shokouhi Mostafavi , Abdolmajid Ghasemian , Mahmoud Gholami , Abdolrahim Kazemi-Vardanjani , Mohammad Karim Rahimi
Abstract:  

Background: Retroviruses of human T-lymphotropic viruses (HTLV-1 and HTLV-2) have been demonstrated to be endemic in the north-eastern region of Iran. This study aims to determine HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 prevalence among healthy individuals in Neyshabur City during 2010-2014. Methods: A total of 8054 blood samples were collected from healthy participants in Neyshabur, North-Eastern Iran. The blood samples were screened for the presence of specific antibodies against HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 by using ELISA according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Results: The overall seropositivity rate for HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 was found to be 6.55% (528 out of 8054) among participants. Conclusion: Both HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 were demonstrated to be at a high rate in healthy individuals. However, a smaller number of asymptomatic carriers were found in this study, as compared to those identified in previous investigations in the city.  

Keywords: Human T-lymphotropic viruse, Seroepidemiology, Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Iran
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DOI: 10.18869/acadpub.ibj.21.1.57
PMID: 26899860
PMCID: PMC5141255


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Salehi M, Shokouhi Mostafavi S K, Ghasemian A, Gholami M, Kazemi-Vardanjani A, Rahimi M K. Seroepidemiology of HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 Infection in Neyshabur City, North-Eastern Iran, during 2010-2014. IBJ. 2017; 21 (1) :57-60
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