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Screening for retroviruses and hepatitis viruses using dried blood spots reveals a high prevalence of occult hepatitis B in Ghana
(Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease, 2019-05)
Background: Recent advances in antiviral therapy show potential for a cure and/or control of most human infections caused by hepatitis viruses and retroviruses. However, medical success is largely dependent on the ...
Clinical Presentation of Individuals With Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type-1 Infection in Spain
(Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 2019-02)
Background. Although only 8%-10% of persons infected with human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) may develop virus-associated diseases lifelong, misdiagnosis of asymptomatic infected carriers frequently leads to late ...
HIV co-infection in HTLV-1 carriers in Spain
(Virus Research, 2019-06)
Background: Human retroviruses HIV and HTLV share transmission routes. HIV widely spread in Spain during the 80 s through injection drug use and sex, and nowadays HIV rates in Spain account for one of the largest in Europe. ...
HTLV-1 infection in solid organ transplant donors and recipients in Spain
(BMC Invectious Diseases, 2019-08-09)
Background: HTLV-1 infection is a neglected disease, despite infecting 10-15 million people worldwide and severe illnesses develop in 10% of carriers lifelong. Acknowledging a greater risk for developing HTLV-1 associated ...
Rapid subacute myelopathy following kidney transplantation from HTLV-1 donors: role of immunosuppresors and failure of antiretrovirals
(Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease, 2019-08)
Two kidney transplant recipients from a single donor became infected with HTLV-1 (human T-lymphotropic virus type 1) in Spain. One developed myelopathy 8 months following surgery despite early prescription of antiretroviral ...
HTLV-1 Infection is Rising Up in Spain Whereas HTLV-2 is Vanishing
(AIDS Reviews, 2019-10)
Infection with human retroviruses is responsible for global epidemics and significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. The current global estimates of infected people are 38 million for HIV-1, 1-2 million for HIV-2, 10 ...
Treatment outcome in dually HIV-1 and HIV-2 coinfected patients living in Spain
Background: Whereas HIV-1 has spread globally, HIV-2 is mainly found in West Africa where dual HIV-1/HIV-2 coinfection is nowadays uncommon. Herein, we report the rate, main characteristics, and treatment outcomes of all ...
HTLV testing of solid organ transplant donors
(Clinical Transplantation, 2019)
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