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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 95, No. 5, 2000, pp. 711-712
Bioline Code: oc00111
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 95, No. 5, 2000, pp. 711-712

 en Coinfection by Strongyloides stercoralis in Blood Donors Infected with Human T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma Virus Type 1 in So Paulo City, Brazil
Pedro P Chieffi; Carlos S Chiattone; Elder N Feltrim; Rita CS Alves & Maria A Paschoalotti

Abstract

The frequency of coinfection with Strongyloides stercoralis and human T-cell leukemia/lymphoma virus type 1 (HTML-1) was determined in 91 blood donors examined at the blood bank of a large hospital in So Paulo city, Brazil. As control group 61 individuals, not infected by HTLV-1, were submitted to the same techniques for the diagnosis of S. stercoralis infection. In HTLV-1 infected patients the frequency of S. stercoralis infection was 12.1%; on the other hand, the control group showed a frequency significantly lower of S. stercoralis infection (1.6%), suggesting that HTLV-1 patients shoud be considered as a high risk group for strongyloidiasis in So Paulo city.

Keywords
strongyloidiasis, human T-cell leukemia/lymphoma virus type 1, blood donors, So Paulo, Brazil

 
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