Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
Mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type-1(HTLV-1) contributes disproportionately to the burden of HTLV-1 associated diseases. All preventive measures to avoid MTCT rely on the identification of infected mothers. However, the impact of pregnancy on HTLV-1 diagnosis has not been clearly assessed. Paired samples from 21 HTLV-1 infected women taken during pregnancy and while not pregnant were analysed by CMIA and PCR. The signal-to-cut-off values (S/CO) were higher during pregnancy than in the paired non-pregnant samples. HTLV-1 proviral load did not alter significantly by pregnant state. S/CO positively correlated with HTLV proviral load. Pregnancy does not impair the diagnosis of HTLV-1/2, by either immunological (CMIA) or molecular (qPCR/nPCR) tests.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) causes lifelong infection. At least 5-10 million individuals worldwide are currently living with HTLV-1. Studies ...
Diagnosis of human T -cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection in Japan is usually performed by serological testing, but the high rate of indeterminate results from western blotting makes it diff...
HTLV-1/2 are transmitted sexually, by whole cell blood products and from mother-to-child (MTC), mainly through breastfeeding. HTLV-1/2 prevalence in pregnant women is high in Rio de Janeiro, however t...
Adult T-cell leukemia and human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) - associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis, which develop after HTLV-1 infection, are difficult to cure. In particular, ...
Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is an oncoretrovirus that infects 5-10 million people worldwide. Currently, different methods are used to test HTLV-1 infection. However, a biomarker that c...
The purpose of this study is to assess the performance of the HTLV Blot 2.4 from patients with the following conditions: infected with HTLV and neurological conditions with symptoms simila...
The InnoLIA HTLV I/II Score is an in vitro diagnostic test for confirmation of antibodies to human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV) type I and type II in human blood samples. It is intend...
RATIONALE: Collecting information about HTLV-1 carriers and HTLV-1 associated illnesses in blood donors in Jamaica may help doctors learn more about these diseases. PURPOSE: This clinical...
HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy is a chronic disease of the spinal cord, caused by a virus called human T lymphotropic virus type 1（HTLV−1）. Natural Killer cells provide rapid responses...
The objective of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of KW-0761 after intravenous injections in subjects with HTLV-1 associated myelopathy (HAM) in Japan.
Diagnostic procedures, such as laboratory tests and x-rays, routinely performed on all individuals or specified categories of individuals in a specified situation, e.g., patients being admitted to the hospital. These include routine tests administered to neonates.
The co-occurrence of pregnancy and an INFECTION. The infection may precede or follow FERTILIZATION.
Tests to determine whether or not an individual is pregnant.
Methods of detecting pregnancy by examining the levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in plasma or urine.
Any diagnostic evaluation using radioactive (unstable) isotopes. This diagnosis includes many nuclear medicine procedures as well as radioimmunoassay tests.
Women's Health - key topics include breast cancer, pregnancy, menopause, stroke Follow and track Women's Health News on BioPortfolio: Women's Health News RSS Women'...
Antiretroviral Therapy Clostridium Difficile Ebola HIV & AIDS Infectious Diseases Influenza Malaria Measles Sepsis Swine Flu Tropical Medicine Tuberculosis Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic...
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...