Accession Number : ADA263992


Title :   Diagnostic Challenges: Lymphotropic Sero-Questionables


Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 FPO NEW YORK 09527


Personal Author(s) : Fox, E ; Constantine, N T ; Rodier, G ; Abbatte, E A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263992.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : During a sero-survey for lymphotropic retroviruses, seven screening tests were performed for the three lymphotropic retroviruses of relevance in Djibouti, East Africa (HIV-1, HIV-2 and HTLV-1). Of the 82 subjects whose sera reacted in at least one retroviral screening assay, about one third could be followed, and their sera were re-examined after a 5-month interval, and then after an additional 3-month interval. Six selected individuals are reported here, whose retroviral serologies presented important and often unexplained changes over an eight-month period. The six cases summarized prototypic situations and present serological results in a style appropriate to stimulate thought on the significance and interpretation of lymphotropic viral serologies. Each case study is followed by a set of questions that formulate pertinent serological concepts.


Descriptors :   *ENZYMES , *HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUSES , *ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME , *RETROVIRUSES , *LYMPHOMAS , REPRINTS , EAST AFRICA , RISK , SEROLOGY , VIRUSES , T LYMPHOCYTES , EGYPT


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE