Molecular Studies of HTLV-1 in a Newly Recognized High Risk Population (AIDS).
Midterm rept. 10 Jun 91-9 Jun 92,
BEILINSON MEDICAL CENTER PETAH-TIKVA (ISRAEL)
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The report summarizes the first year of contract of the research aimed to define newly recognized high risk population for HTLV-I infection. To define the extent of HTLV-I infection among groups of Jewish immigrants to Israel with an increased frequency of Adult T-cell Leukemia ATL, various serological and molecular screening of methods were used, including ELISA and PCR use for molecular survey by amplification of HTLV-I proviral DNA from preipheral blood mononuclear cells DNA. Overall rate of infection if 12 for Jews arriving from Khurusan-North-Eastern Iran. No positive HTLV-I carriers were found from other parts of Iran, Ethiopia, and other Mid-Eastern countries.
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