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[HTLV1 infection and pregnancy].

Authors
  • Carles, G
  • Tortevoye, P
  • Tuppin, P
  • Ureta-Vidal, A
  • Peneau, C
  • El Guindi, W
  • Gessain, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal de Gynécologie Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2004
Volume
33
Issue
1 Pt 1
Pages
14–20
Identifiers
PMID: 14968050
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

HTLV-1 infection, which can be responsible for severe pathologies in adults (adult T cell leukemia and tropical spastic paraparesis/HTLV-1 associated myelopathy) should be screened during pregnancy in women originating from high HTLV-1 endemic areas, as for France, mainly the French West Indies, French Guyana and Intertropical Africa. In case of HTLV-1 seropositivity, mothers should be informed on the risk of transmission and promotion of bottle feeding of their children should be strongly proposed.

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